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Allerdale Borough Council,
Allerdale House,
CA14 3YJ

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Smoking-related litterCigarette butts

Smoking-related litter covers items such as cigarette ends, match sticks and discarded cigarette packets.

The offence of leaving litter is covered by the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) 1990 Sections 87 and 88. This act has now been updated by the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act (CNEA) 2005. The CNEA 2005 clarifys that the term 'litter', within the EPA 1990, includes litter relating to smoking. It is a criminal offence to drop litter of any sort and Allerdale Borough Council can prosecute people who drop this type of litter.

Local authority officers can issue fixed penalty notices for the offence of £75 which you are given 14 days to pay, reduced to £60 if paid within 10 days.

Failure to pay the fixed penalty notice can result in the offence being taken to the Magistrates' Court with a maximum fine of £2,500 plus costs upon conviction.

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0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ