Litter on the ground in Queens Gardens, Hull
Litter discarded in Hull.

Hull residents fined over £8,000 for littering offences 

Hull City Council is continuing to warn residents to dispose of their litter responsibly, to avoid a substantial fine or prosecution.    

The warning comes after 19 residents, who failed to pay fines issued by the council, were convicted in Hull Magistrates’ Court last month (April) after littering in Beverley Road, Plane Street, Chapel Street, Cave Street, Manner Street, St Georges Road, South Street, Bond Street, Jameson Street, Carr Lane, Whitefriargate, Hessle Road, Anlaby Road, Albion Street, Holderness Road, and Freetown Way. 

All residents were issued a criminal record and ordered to pay fines and costs totalling a combined £8,892.  

According to Keep Britain Tidy, more than two million pieces of litter are dropped in the UK every day, which is an estimated street cleaning cost to the taxpayers of more than £1 billion a year.   

Councillor Charles Quinn, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: “The vast majority of residents in Hull take great care of our city and take their litter home or dispose of it responsibly. However, unfortunately, there are still some individuals who think it’s acceptable to throw down litter and make the city look unsightly. 
“At Hull City Council we want to make it absolutely clear that littering will not be tolerated. We urge residents to always dispose of waste responsibly and in accordance with the law, to avoid being fined or prosecuted.”    

Section 87 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, makes it an offence for any person to throw down, drop or otherwise deposit and leave litter.    

Anyone seen littering faces receiving a £150 fine.   

If the fine is not paid the case is passed on to the council’s legal team and the courts for prosecution.    

Prosecution for littering will result in a criminal record and a maximum fine of £2,500.   

To report people responsible for littering (this includes littering from vehicles or businesses), visit Littering | Hull, or call, 01482 300 300.   

Anyone issued with a fine for littering is urged to pay it to avoid prosecution. To pay a fine contact the council’s enforcement contractor LA Support Limited by visiting Hull (, or calling 0800 781 6229. 

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