Stratford-on-Avon District Council is committed to keeping the district as litter-free as possible.
Litter includes food and small items such as cigarette ends and chewing gum, as well as larger items such as bags of food waste and drinks containers.
If privately owned land not accessible by the public is affected by litter or fly tipping that causes a nuisance or an environmental health issue, we may take action under other legislation against the land owner to get the material removed.
Dropping or leaving litter is an offence. This includes litter thrown or dropped out of a car (including cigarette ends). Anyone dropping litter may be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £75 or may be prosecuted in court and fined up to £2,500.
If you would like to hold a litter picking / clean-up event to help improve your local environment, please let us know as we may be able to provide advice and support.
If you contact us before the event, we may be able to provide you with sacks, gloves and litter picking sticks to use at the event. We may also be able to arrange to collect the sacks of litter after you have finished.
More details of guidance on community litter picks / clean-ups is available from Keep Britain Tidy.