Our waste contractor removes litter and empties public litter and on-street recycling bins across the district.
If you notice an overflowing litter bin, you can report it to us online:
Alternatively you can call our contractor on 0800 3286023.
Littering is illegal
Dropping litter is illegal. People who are caught depositing litter can be fined or prosecuted at court.
Authorised officers have the power to issue a fixed penalty notice of £75, as an alternative to prosecution in court. If the offender is convicted in court the fine could rise to £2,500.
Many of the common items of litter such as drinks cans, plastic bottles and cardboard are recyclable. These can be placed in special on-street recycling bins so anyone can recycle when they are out and about.
Letchworth, Hitchin and Baldock all have recycle ‘on the go’ bins and we are currently looking into options to increase on street recycling in other areas of the district.
Smoking waste and gum bins
We have also provided chewing gum and smoking litter bins in the main town centres to help reduce these common types of litter and keep the streets clean. Please make use of these bins for your gum and butts.