Increased litter enforcement began in Hull today (Tuesday 7 January).
Eight new litter wardens have been contracted to patrol the streets of Hull and fine those who are caught littering.
Fines of £100 will be issued, but reduced to £80 if paid within seven days.
Councillor Anita Harrison, portfolio holder for Streetscene services at Hull City Council, said: “Littering is an unacceptable and anti-social behaviour.
“There is no excuse for littering. There are more than 2,000 bins dotted around the city and we are fed-up with the selfish minority who spoil the city for everyone.
“We hope that the increased fines will deter people from littering, helping to make our city a tidier and cleaner place.”
— Hull CC News (@Hullccnews) January 7, 2020
Fixed penalty notices will only be issued to adults over the age of 18. It is estimated that between 5,000 and 7,000 fines will be issued in one year, with any revenue being reinvested into environmental services.
The focus of the litter enforcement activity will be in the city centre. However, staff will be required to spend a minimum of 15 per cent of all enforcement activity outside of the city centre.
The local authority spends more than £2 million on street cleaning, fly-tip removal and litter bin emptying every year, collecting more than 4,000 tonnes of rubbish in the process.
The enforcement will be carried out by Local Authority Support Ltd from Tuesday 7 January.