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Can you afford to throw £150 away?

Red and white background with a yellow fiat in the background. Take away litter and cigarette butts

Monday 9 September 2019

We all Love Essex and want to keep our county looking its best. But, keeping Essex clean and tidy is costing the tax payer over £17 million a year!

That’s why local authorities across Essex are working in partnership with KFC and McDonalds restaurants to continue the battle against litter. Anyone caught throwing litter out of their vehicle will now face increased Fixed Penalty Notices from £75 up to £150, or upon conviction in a court, a maximum fine of £2,500 plus all costs awarded.

Check out our car littering video on YouTube.

See it, report it

If you see someone littering you may be able to report it to the local authority where you saw the incident. To do this you will need to provide:

  • Date and time of offence
  • Location
  • Descriptions of individual (or individuals) who committed the littering offence
  • Vehicle details; make, model, colour, registration
  • Type of litter

By contacting the local authority where you saw the incident, you will be helping to keep Essex clean, and helping to deter others from littering. Thank you to everyone who has already submitted a car littering report.