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.
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.