Litter in a public place is unsightly, dangerous to animals, and an offence. Litter ranges in size from a single sweet wrapper, to a bag full of rubbish. The Environmental Protection Act of 1990 states that if a person drops, throws, deposits, or leaves anything that causes defacement in a public place, they are committing a littering offence. So always try to use a litterbin or take it home. Anyone committing this offence in public places can be served a fixed penalty notice of £80.00. Refusing to pay could lead to prosecution, which if successful could result in a fine of up to £2,500.
There are over 200 litterbins in the borough of Corby and over 35 dog bins. Bins in high profile and well-used areas such as shop fronts are emptied daily whilst other litterbins are visited dependant on usage, a minimum of once weekly.
To report a problem with a litter bin, report a full bin or to request a litter bin at a new location, please telephone us on 01536 464242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org