The Environmental Protection Act 1990 makes it an offence to litter on public open land, such as roads, pavements, parks and beaches. Safer & Inclusive Communities 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.

Page last updated: 10 April 2017