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Report litter or a problem with litter bins
Medway Council picks up and disposes of more than 2,000 tonnes
of litter each year from its streets.
From April 2015 to March 2016, 1,620 tonnes of
litter were picked up from the streets and 467 tonnes of fly
tipping was cleared up. The cost of clearing this
litter & fly tipping is £4.1 million per year.
From April 2015 to March 2016, more than 61
community/litter picks were carried out.
Any person who is witnessed intentionally dropping, throwing or
leaving rubbish, can be issued a Fixed Penalty Notice for £80, or, if
prosecuted, face a fine up to £2,500.
Breakdown of Medway Councils Fixed Penalty Notices for
|Year April -
FPNS issued for Littering in Medway
Number passed for enforcement
Total amount of money collected where FPN fines were paid
There is no appeals process for FPNs therefore they cannot be appealed
The council has a duty to clear litter from land for which it is
responsible. If the land is private, the council may use statutory
legislation to force the landowner to clear away any rubbish and
litter under the Clean
Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 which extends the
litter laws to include private land, open to the air.
There are about 1,500 litter and dog bins that are strategically
placed throughout Medway.
The council will endeavour to get any syringes collected and
disposed of by the end of the working day if reported by