So one of the biggest complaints we get is litter being dropped – but is the problem the people dropping it, or the lack of money spent on picking it up regularly? personally id like to see both and new powers being brought in will allow litter fines to be increased from £80 to £150 from April 2018.
One of the most affected areas is the A3M where litter is thrown out of cars, especially on the junctions. Under current legislation the offender has to be identified to prosecute. Under new powers the driver will be identified by the number plate and prosecuted unless they can identify the culprit.
A recent government survey identified that 81% of people are unhappy with the amount of litter being dumped and the £800m cost to clean it up every year.