Consultation outcome

Litter and refuse: updating enforcement guidance

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We received 94 responses to this consultation. We are considering the responses and will publish an update to the Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse in due course.

Original consultation


Seeking views on guidance to councils about using their litter enforcement powers fairly and effectively.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our guidance on proportionate and effective use of fixed penalties for littering and related offences. This guidance applies to England only.

The guidance is relevant for other environmental fixed penalty powers such as for abandoned vehicles, fly-tipping, parking, and offences related to domestic waste bins.

We committed in the Litter Strategy for England to publish improved guidance to promote proportionate and responsible enforcement. We intend to put this guidance into the Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse. Land managers in England have to have regard to this code.

Published 10 April 2018
Last updated 6 November 2018 + show all updates
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