Can the police do anything about littering?

It is an offence to drop litter but it must be witnessed by a police officer/community support officer or council warden for formal action to be taken and it is likely that if any course of action is pursued it would be a penalty notice for disorder which means a £50 fine.

If you need to report rubbish that has been dumped in a public place you can contact your local council to discuss removal:


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