Litter

What can we all do to clean up our streets?

Don't drop it

The simple message is 'bin it'. If you drop litter you could get fined. The law allows us to give on the spot fines of £100 to anyone we see dropping litter.

Report it

Don't put up with litter, report it. If you would like to know when your street is going to be cleansed, please contact us at Call Torfaen on 01495 762200.

Prosecutions and on the spot fines

It is an offence to drop litter, spray graffiti, fly post and allow dogs to foul. A £100 fixed penalty notice can be issued for these offences. This includes things that many people think are insignificant, like dropping cigarette ends and apple cores. The maximum fine for littering is £2,500.

We are working with businesses to encourage a responsible attitude to preventing littering, and where necessary, imposing requirements on businesses to make sure their premises and surrounding areas are kept free of rubbish.

What we will do to help

We will cleanse every street in the county borough once a fortnight.

All satellite shopping centres are cleansed daily.

We will remove fly tipping on council owned land within five working days of them being reported.

All litter bins throughout the County Borough are emptied once a week. The Streetscene Team is more than happy to assist with community clean ups within the County Borough.

Interesting facts

  • We pick approximately 1,600 tonnes of rubbish every year
  • Some 1,652 streets are litter picked
  • There are 700 litter bins in Torfaen
Last Modified: 05/12/2018
For more information contact:

Street Scene

Tel: 01495 762200

Email: streetscene@torfaen.gov.uk

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