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Keeping our neighbourhoods clean and tidy

Litter is simply people leaving their waste in parks, streets, stuck to pavements or dropping it out of the car window. It can be anything from a small piece of chewed gum to large bags of rubbish.

Put together, these small and large pieces of litter can make an area look untidy - and with your help we can clean up our neighbourhoods.

Under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, we can issue an immediate fixed penalty for £150 if we catch someone littering - and if convicted in court you could face a fine of up to £2,500.

It really helps if you report any acts of littering you see to us on .  To find out more about our complaints procedure please refer to our Littering offence (PDF Document, 0.27 Mb) and Fly tipping (PDF Document, 0.32 Mb) offence documents.

Community litter picks and green footprints litter pickers

You can organise your own, or join in with an existing litter pick in your area. There is also the option to become a Green Footprints Litter Picker, to occasionally pick litter in your area when you are out and about, then we would love to hear from you.

Email or call us on 01530 454545 to find out more, quoting 'Community Litter Pick' or 'Green Footprints Litter Picker'.

Schools package

The Environmental Protection Team is committed to looking after the physical environment and providing information for future generations.  We offer free workshops tackling littering, dog fouling, fly tipping, and graffiti issues.

With changes in national government legislation, and the introduction of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005, we believe it is important to help young people understand the consequences of neglect and to find ways in which we can improve the quality of our local environment. 


If you would like to organise some free activities please contact us at North West Leicestershire District Council, Environmental Protection Team on 01530 454600         

Lorry Litter Charter

North West Leicestershire District Council has received the backing of Pall-Ex to become the first Council in the East Midlands to launch a campaign tackling lorry and car litter.

Each day litter is found dumped at lay-bys across the district and includes items such as bottles of urine, bags of human excrement, discarded magazines, drink cans, food packaging and tyres. An e-survey of commercial drivers by Keep Britain Tidy revealed that 22% admitted to having dropped an item of litter out of their vehicle in the past six months.

To find out more about the Lorry Litter Campaign, click the link

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Last updated: Fri 19 February, 2021 @ 15:03