What action can be taken against people who litter?
We may be able to issue a fixed penalty notice, providing there is enough information to identify the person who dropped the litter. For this to happen, you will need to provide a witness statement and be prepared to give evidence in court if the fixed penalty is not paid by the offender.
If the case is taken to court, the offender can be fined up to £2,500 plus costs, as well as receiving a criminal record on conviction.
Fixed penalty notices can be issued to anyone over the age of 10, although the council will usually issue a warning letter to those 16 or younger for a first-time offence.
Read the full details on the government's Legislation website.