Nobody likes to see litter dropped. It costs more than £1
million a year to clear it up - and most of it is dropped by local
people. We can all help by asking children, family and friends not
to drop litter.
What we're doing to tackle litter in West Lancashire
West Lancashire has an Environmental Enforcement
Team who look out for littering and fly tipping across the Borough.
The officers provide a daily uniformed patrol across the
Our Environmental Enforcement Officers can issue £75 fixed penalty
notices for offences like dropping cigarettes and chewing gum or
dropping litter in the street or from cars. They can also issue £60
fixed penalty notices for putting bin bags out too early or in the
wrong place. The money generated from the fixed penalty notices is
ploughed back into litter prevention initiatives in the
Clean up campaigns and educational talks
Environmental Enforcement Officers visit schools and community
groups to give talks as part of our commitment to teaching local
people about the importance of handling litter responsibly. If you
are interesting in arranging a talk, please contact the
Environmental Enforcement Team on 01695 577177.
We can also help voluntary groups, schools and parish councils with
small-scale, local environmental campaigns. Contact the Recycling
& Waste Management Officer on 01695 577177 for further details.