We are responsible for removing litter from pavements, streets and public land. Litter can include cigarette ends, chewing gum, sweet wrappers, receipts, cans and fast food packaging. Some litter takes years to degrade, causing significant harm to wildlife and the environment. It also spoils the appearance of an area and can lead to further crime being committed.
Litter from vehicles is a major problem throughout the UK with cigarette ends, crisp packets, drinks cans and fast food littering our verges. Research by Keep Britain Tidy shows that 23% of people are likely to throw litter from their car; and it is getting worse.
We are asking for your help to keep our county clean by reporting anyone you see dropping litter. If they are littering from a vehicle, note the registration number along with the car make, model and colour if possible as well as the date and time of the offence. Our environmental enforcement officers can then make inquiries to identify the offender.
On average, we remove around 40 tonnes of litter every week at a cost of over £2 million a year. The quicker litter and fly-tipping is removed the less likely it will be added to.
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