Litter in Hull
People will be fined for not disposing of their litter correctly

Litter enforcement to resume in Hull next week

Litter enforcement patrols will resume in Hull from Monday 29 June.

Enforcement against litter louts was briefly suspended following the start of the coronavirus pandemic, however officers will be patrolling the city, including in parks and open spaces, and issuing £100 fines to those caught littering.

Councillor Anita Harrison, portfolio holder for Streetscene services at Hull City Council, said: “As the lockdown eases in phases, with businesses starting to reopen and people returning to the city centre, some of our services will also begin to resume their normal operation.

“Littering is an unacceptable and anti-social behaviour and there is no excuse for it. 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.

“Keeping our city clean is a collective effort and in a post Covid-19 world we hope that the fines will deter people now more than ever from littering, helping to keep our city as tidy as possible.”

Fines of £100 will be issued, but reduced to £80 if paid within seven days.

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.

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