Policy paper

Litter Strategy for England

This strategy explains how the government will work with groups and businesses to reduce litter.


Litter Strategy for England


This strategy sets out how we will work with different local groups, local authorities, Highways England and businesses to reduce litter.

We will work to clean up the country, to change attitudes towards littering, and strengthen enforcement powers. This is the first Litter Strategy for England.

Read the annual reports setting out the progress made on the actions identified in this strategy.

Published 10 April 2017
Last updated 23 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added a link to the annual progress reports for this strategy now that the first one (covering 2017 to 2018) has been published.

  2. The strategy document has been updated to incorporate membership of the voluntary and economic incentives working group.

  3. First published.