Help tackle litter in your local area and keep County Durham clean. Always place your litter in a bin (recycle where possible) or take it home. Please encourage your family and friends to do the same.
We will investigate and take the necessary action against the person who dropped the litter. We aim to respond to all litter reports by arranging for it to be cleaned up and/or arranging for an officer to patrol the areas in an effort to catch the offenders.
Dropping litter (such as paper, cans, cigarette ends/packets, chewing gum and food packaging) in a public place is an offence, under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. Anyone dropping litter can be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of £80, and if taken to court, the maximum fine is £2,500.
If one of our rubbish lorries drops some rubbish, let us know.
We provide litter bins throughout the county and empty them on a regular basis. Litter bins can be used for both litter and dog waste.
Our anti-litter mascot, Tidy Ted, also helps us to engage with children and educate about correct litter disposal.