Fines for littering plunge during lockdown in Sheffield

Just four littering fines were handed out in Sheffield in May – compared to 287 in January.

Tuesday, 15th September 2020, 4:45 pm

Five were dished out in June as lockdown continued.

By August the number had crept up to 24 – but it was still far below 287 in January, the highest month.

In total, Sheffield City Council issued 1,466 littering fines in the last year.

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Just four littering fines were handed out in Sheffield in May due to lockdown, new figures show.

The figures were revealed when Coun Alison Teal asked Coun Mark Jones, cabinet member for streetscene, in full council members' questions.

It is a criminal offence to drop litter or throw it from a car and offenders could receive an instant £80 fine. They usually have 14 days to pay but could be charged up to £2,500 if not paid in time.

Click here for more information on littering fines in Sheffield and how to report litter and fly tipping.

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