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Street Litter


Litter can range in size from a single cigarette butt to a bag full of rubbish. Litter in a public place is unsightly, dangerous to animals, and is an offence.

Report a litter or flytipping problem

Report a problem with a litter bin

The Environmental Protection Act of 1990 states that if a person drops, throws, deposits, or leaves anything that causes defacement in a public place, they are committing a littering offence. So always try to use a litter bin or take it home. The Council in partnership with Northamptonshire Police haveauthorised officers who can issue Fixed Penalty Notices for litter, flytipping, dog fouling, graffiti and fly-posting. The Fixed Penalty Notice for littering is £150, reduced to £100 if paid within 14 days.