What a fixed penalty notice can be issued for

Dropping litter

Dropping litter is illegal. People who drop litter can be fined or face prosecution in court.

Authorised officers have the power to issue a fixed penalty charge, as an alternative to prosecution. If the offender is prosecuted and convicted in court, the fine could rise to £2,500.


  • £75 if paid within 0-10 days
  • £100 if paid on day 11-14 after the penalty was issued 


Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 87.


Pay a fixed penalty notice

If you have been issued a fixed penalty notice, please pay the fine within the time frame.

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