Littering

How to report littering

If you have witnessed offences being committed or are experiencing regular difficulties with people littering in your neighbourhood, you can contact the Customer Service Centre, in confidence, for advice and assistance using the details available in the Contacts section of this page.

Alternatively you can download the Inverclyde Online app, which allows residents and visitors to request services and report a variety of issues to the Council.  The link is available on the Related Links section of this page.

Information on how Inverclyde Council processes your personal information and guards your privacy is available by following the 'Privacy' link at the bottom of this page.

Littering enforcement

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 makes it an offence to litter on public open land, such as roads, pavements, parks and beaches. Inverclyde Council's Environmental and Public Protection Service employ Enforcement Officers who patrol Inverclyde and can issue £80 fixed penalty notices for littering offences.

These fixed penalty notices are issued as an alternative to prosecution; failure to pay a fixed penalty notice will result in a report being sent to the Procurator Fiscal which may result in a fine of up to £2,500.

Littering enforcement data

Information on littering enforcement for the past 5 financial years is available to download from this page.  Please note this dataset is updated on a quarterly basis and will only be accurate to the date of publication, which is marked on the report.

 

Page last updated: 8 May 2019