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.


  • £200 domestic
  • £500 commercial


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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