Litter

We are responsible for the sweeping of streets and the removal of litter in the Wycombe district. This includes providing, maintaining and emptying litter bins in public places. We do our best to ensure a clean and safe local environment, but we need your help.

Please dispose of your rubbish responsibly. If you're out and about, always use a litter bin or take your rubbish home.

Different types of litter

Litter ranges in size and nature. It can be a sweet wrapper or a bag of rubbish. Discarded chewing and bubble gum, cigarette ends and matches are all types of litter.

Litter - it's a crime

Littering is illegal, anti-social and creates an unpleasant environment for everyone. It can be dangerous to animals and can encourage pests such as rats. Those who leave litter can be fined or face prosecution. This applies to individuals who drop litter in the street and to businesses or landowners who allow their premises to be defaced by rubbish.

Fixed penalty notices (FPN) for litter

The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 gives the district council (and parish councils) the power to issue fixed penalty notices for various environmental crimes including littering.

We have set the fixed penalty amount for littering as £75. A discounted rate of £50 has been set for payments made within 14 days of the offence.

Contact information

Contact the waste team.
  • 01494 586 550