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Litter bins


Litter in a public place is unsightly, dangerous to animals, and an offence. The average fine for littering is around £95, but can be up to £2,500.

We provide and maintain litter bins to try and prevent the depositing of litter in public places.  We arrange for the bins to be emptied on a regular basis.

Further information

Litter ranges in size from a single sweet wrapper to a bag full of rubbish. The Environmental Protection Act of 1990 states that:

If a person drops, throws, deposits, or leaves anything that causes defacement in a public place, they are committing a littering offence.

Please always try to use a litter bin or take it home with you.

There are over 440 litter bins in Blaby District. Each bin is emptied twice a week.

Please let us know if you feel there is a need for a litter bin in your area or if there is litter lying about that needs picking up.

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Blaby District Council
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Desford Road
LE19 2EP
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0116 284 9786
Last updated: 22 November 2018

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