Littering warning as fines of over £9,000 handed out

People in Hull are being urged to dispose of their litter responsibly after 25 people who failed to pay fixed penalties were issued with fines and costs totalling £9,445 in addition to having received a criminal record.

Residents are asked to take their litter home or dispose of litter responsibly, within litter bins provided by the council. 

The call comes after people were convicted of littering offences that had taken place in the city in September last year, and processed by Hull Magistrates in March. 

Keep Britain Tidy says more than two million pieces of litter are dropped in the UK every day, which is an estimated street cleaning cost to the taxpayers of more than £1 billion a year. 

Under section 87 Environmental Protection Act 1990, it is an offence to throw down, drop or otherwise deposit and leave litter.

Offences can result in a £100 fixed penalty, reduced to £80 if paid within the early payment period, or prosecution and a maximum fine of £2,500.

Anyone issued with a fixed penalty notice for littering should pay it to avoid a fine and criminal record and this can do this by contacting the council’s enforcement contractor LA Support Limited by calling 0800 781 6229 or online

For further information visit Littering | Hull City Council

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