Cleaning up dropped litter such as cigarette butts, fast food wrappers and chewing gum is a major financial burden to many local authorities, including us.

We are committed to fighting environmental crime and taking action against those responsible to enable residents to feel proud and safe of the area they live in, and to encourage visitors to respect the district.

Keeping Huntingdonshire clean and litter free costs nearly £1 million every year. 

Littering

If you are caught littering you may be issued with a fixed penalty notice (FPN) of £150.  Failure to pay an FPN could lead to you being prosecuted and ordered to pay the penalty, plus a fine of up to £2,500 and legal costs.

Report littering

Report Littering

Littering from a vehicle

Littering from a vehicle is an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, Section 87.  The offence of littering may result in a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of £150.

Failure to pay an FPN could lead to prosecution, plus a fine of up to £2,500 and legal costs.

Drivers (or their passengers) seen dropping litter from a vehicle can be traced via the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and will receive an FPN through the post or will be asked to attend an interview under caution.

We will require sufficient evidence, such as dash cam/ CCTV video, photographic images or more than one person who witnessed the offence.

This is to meet the evidential threshold. (We need to avoid your word against theirs)

On receipt of your report, an officer will be in touch to discuss the evidence and may require a formal statement.

Report Littering From a Vehicle

How you can help us tackle litter

  • report any littering using the forms above

  • use the litter bins provided or take your litter home to put in your bin

  • don’t drop chewing gum - wrap it up and put it in a bin

  • if you notice a litter problem, please let us know and we will look into it.

Please be responsible and don’t drop litter. It will help us to keep Huntingdonshire clean and keep local taxes down.