Environmental Crime Unit

We are patrolling the city streets in order to target people dropping litter. People caught dropping litter, will be issued with a £80 fixed penalty notice (a fine).

If the penalty is paid within seven days it will be reduced to £50. If you pay the £80 in full within 14 days no further action will be taken. The maximum penalty if the offender is taken to a magistrates' court is £2,500


Where residents can be identified as having dumped or abandoned waste, the council has the power to recover the costs of cleaning the waste away and disposing of it. 

We have been identifying incidents of fly-tipping in the city. As well as clearing the waste away, we gather evidence in order to prosecute the offenders who dumped the waste.

To find out more about fly tipping and how to report it click here.

Dog Fouling

It is a criminal offence not to clean up after your dog. If you don't 'bag it and bin it' you risk on the spot £50 fines (fixed penalty notices), or up to £1000 if we take you to court.

Click here to find out more about dog fouling issues.

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