Litter bins

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, any litter on land that is open to the air and which the public have access to, with or without payment and leaves it there they are committing a littering offence.

Litter in a public place is unsightly, unsafe and unpleasant, dangerous to animals and  pedestrians, and dropping it is an offence.

Instances of littering, where witnessed by an Environmental Enforcement Officer may result with the person dropping the litter receiving a Fixed Penalty Notice. The Fixed Penalty Notice tariff for this offence is £75. A fine of up £2,500 can be applied by a court on conviction of an offence.

Litter bins are provided across the whole town. Each bin is emptied at least once each fortnight, more often where there is a high volume of pedestrian  traffic and can take bagged dog waste and litter.

To report a problem with a litter bin or to request a litter bin at a new location, please contact us using one of the following methods available on the right.

Always use a litter bin or take it home with you.


Report a problem

Useful links

Waste Aware - Litter

Environment Protection Act 1990

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Contact details

Environmental Services
Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House

01438 242242