It is a criminal offence to discard litter in a public place, please dispose of litter responsibly and recycle or place in the bin.
We work in partnership with Keep Wales Tidy (KWT) to promote good behaviour and reduce littering and fly-tipping in the county borough.
Every month, we inspect several streets to assess their cleanliness. This allows for year-on-year comparisons in line with the Local Environmental Audit and Management System (LEAMS).
We also support local projects to promote litter free zones, beach clearances, school educational programmes and dog fouling campaigns.
Fixed Penalty Notices
If you drop litter in a public place you have committed an offence. You may be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £100 under the powers of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005.
Report littering or sharps/needles
You can report litter or sharps/needles/drug equipment to us via the Fix My Street website:
Where needles are issued for medical conditions, a yellow ‘sharps box’ is generally supplied for safe disposal and information given on a returns method. To ensure the safety of others during storage, always ask about keeping and returning needles when they are dispensed.
Litter Picking Hubs
- Health and safety guidance
- Litter picking gadgets
- Hi-vis vests
- Bin bags and hoops
Become a Litter Champion
Litter Champions have one thing in common – they’re passionate about their community and want to make a difference. Keep Wales Tidy provide all the kit, support and insurance volunteers need to safely clean up the environment on their doorstep.