Reducing litter; Proportionate enforcement

Closed 8 Jun 2018

Opened 10 Apr 2018


This consultation seeks your views on proposals by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to modify the Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse to incorporate guidance on the proportionate and effective use of fixed penalties (civil and criminal) against littering and related offences.

Why your views matter

Littering, and associated environmental offences like graffiti and fly-posting, blight our communities and impose avoidable costs on the public purse, drawing money away from priorities such as social care and education. We committed in the Litter Strategy for England to publish improved guidance to promote proportionate and responsible enforcement.


  • Local Authorities
  • Local Authorities


  • Local environments