Discarded cigarette butts. Picture: Jasmin Sessler
Cigarette butts cause considerable harm to the environmental. Picture: Jasmin Sessler

Peterborough resident fined for throwing cigarette butt in Hull

People in Hull are being urged to dispose of cigarette butts responsibly after more than 60 people were fined for littering in the city in the past year. 

More than 50 Hull residents were handed heavy fines after not disposing of used cigarettes correctly.

And seven visitors, from as far away as Peterborough, were also fined for littering.

Cigarette butts cause considerable harm to the environmental. It is estimated each butt takes 12 years to decompose, with each one containing 2,500 chemical compounds that can pollute 500 litres of water.

And the filters in cigarettes are one of the major components of single-use plastic waste, breaking into progressively smaller pieces and release toxins into the environment that can be harmful to wildlife.

Councillor Anita Harrison, portfolio holder for Streetscene for Hull City Council, said: “Littering of any kind, including throwing cigarette butts onto the floor, is selfish, anti-social and disrespectful to people who throw their litter away in the proper manner. It is also very damaging to the environment.

“While the majority of Hull’s residents and visitors do their best to keep the city tidy, more than 70 per cent of streets are affected by smoking litter, particularly at busy spots like high streets or transport hubs.

“We want our city to look its best for everyone, which is why we should all do our bit to keep it clean. People who do not dispose of their litter will be fined in an effort to deter people from littering in the future.

“People who are fined are advised to pay the initial cost, otherwise the case will be taken to court and could result in much higher costs as a result of the additional prosecution action.”

The offenders, below, were fined £400 after they failed to pay an initial fine of £100, resulting in a larger penalty and court costs, under section 87 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. 

  • Mohsin Mohamed Abdullah of Hutt Street, Hull, was fined for littering in Guildhall Road
  • Lordan Avram of Beverley Road, Hull, was fined for littering in Jameson Street
  • Lesley Bielby of Dingley Close, Hull, was fined for littering in Jameson Street
  • Maria Bodnaruc of Morrill Street, Hull, was fined for littering in Ferensway
  • Sarah Broadbent of Salford Avenue, Hull, was fined for littering in Wilberforce Health Centre
  • Laura Carter of Gower Road, Hull, was fined for littering in Chapel Street
  • Luke Cottingham of Ryde Street, Hull, was fined for littering in King Edward Street
  • Agna Czerwinska of Grimston Street, Hull, was fined for littering in George Street
  • Vicky Dagnall of Woodcroft Avenue, Hull, was fined for littering in Jameson Street
  • Daniel Done of Pearson Avenue, Hull, was fined for littering in Princess Avenue
  • Jordan Davidson of Freehold Street, Hull, was fined for littering in Silver Street
  • Costel Duta of Cadogan Street, Hull, was fined for littering in Bowl Alley Lane
  • Abdel Elsheikh of Auckland Avenue, Hull, was fined for littering in Paragon Street
  • Marian Anghelus Enache of Anlaby Road, Hull, was fined for littering in Paragon Street
  • Sharon Flowers of Moorhouse Road, Hull, was fined for littering in Jameson Street
  • Viorel Gheorghe of 17th Avenue, Hull, was fined for littering in Jameson Street
  • Florian Greco of Farringdon Street, Hull, was fined for littering in Jameson Street
  • Matthew Griffin of Aspill Walk, Hull, was fined for littering in Paragon Street
  • Angela Harrison of 21st Avenue, Hull, was fined for littering in Saville Street
  • Paul Heard of Bristol Road, Hull, was fined for littering in Church Street
  • Laura Holmes of Ainshaw, Hull, was fined for littering in Edward Street
  • Florin Jimblaru of Walgrave Street, Hull, was fined for littering in Ferensway
  • Natalija Kalinova of Boulevard, Hull, was fined for littering in Jameson Street
  • Daniel Masson of Saffrondale, Hull, was fined for littering in Jameson Street
  • Robert Millership of De La Pole Avenue, Hull, was fined for littering in Jameson Street
  • Florin Mira Beech Grove of Wellsted Street, Hull, was fined for littering in Bowl Alley Lane
  • Zintis Milanknis of Easethorpe Road, Hull, was fined for littering in King Edward Street
  • Sol Murphy of Mayfield Street, Hull, was fined for littering in Chapel Street
  • Hannah Myers of Hutt Street, Hull, was fined for littering in Jameson Street
  • Celvin Newlove of Leconfield Close, Hull, was fined for littering in Jameson Street
  • Miroslaw Niesteruk of Princes Avenue, Hull, was fined for littering in Carr Lane
  • Jamie North of Bacheler Street, Hull, was fined for littering in Whitefriargate
  • Chantelle Nuttall of Bermondsey Drive, Hull, was fined for littering in Whitefriargate
  • Lee Palmer of Jalland Street, Hull, was fined for littering in Carr Lane
  • Nicolae Serban of Walgrave Street, Hull, was fined for littering in Ferensway
  • Ben Shipman of Grafton Street, Hull, was fined for littering in Paragon Street
  • Paul Sail of Morrill Street, Hull, was fined for littering in Brook Street
  • Sara Smith of Shannon Road, Hull, was fined for littering in King Edward Street
  • Danny Taylor of Bilsdale Grove, Hull, was fined for littering in King Edward Street
  • Josh Weatherall of Bricknell Avenue, Hull, was fined for littering in Hull Interchange
  • Sarah Willars of Royal Mews, Hull, was fined for littering in Jameson Street
  • Billie Jo Ware of Essex Street, Hull, was fined for littering in Jameson Street
  • Philip Watson of 5th Avenue, Hull, was fined for littering in Ferensway
  • Malcolm West of Parthian Road, Hull, was fined for littering in Bowl Alley Lane
  • David Whatling of Adelaide Street, Hull, was fined for littering in Lowgate
  • Damian Whitehand of Londesborough Street, Hull, was fined for littering in Ferensway
  • Jade Williams of Melville Street, Hull, was fined for littering in King Edward Street
  • Ashley Woodcock of Ashby Road, Hull, was fined for littering in Carr Lane
  • Ashley Crooks of Hemswell Avenue, Hull, was fined for littering in Chapel Street
  • Chipera Mitrica of Rosmead Street, Hull, was fined for littering in Freetown Way
  • Matthew Stephenson of Howdale Road, Hull, was fined for littering in Jameson Street
  • Joel Dunny of Cottesmore Road, Hessle, was fined for littering in Ferensway
  • Andrew Frank Layton of South Street Louth, was fined for littering in Lowgate
  • Florentines Gheorghe of Charles Street Peterborough, was fined for littering in Ferensway
  • Juile Gibbon of Volage Court Pocklington, was fined for littering in Jameson Street
  • Yvonne Smith of Parkway Cottingham, was fined for littering in Lambert Street
  • Kelly Pfleiderer of Hotham Square Beverley, was fined for littering in George Street
  • Simon Reason of Foundry Approach Leeds, was fined for littering in Ferensway
  • Claire Holden, address not supplied, was fined for littering in King Edward Street