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We, with our partners, are placing greater emphasis on making the local environment cleaner, safer and greener.

Did you know that 66% of residents feel keeping local streets clean is important in making Welwyn Hatfield a good place to live.

You can help us to achieve this! Please do not litter or fly-tip in our borough. Such offences are illegal and you may be fined or prosecuted.

We are authorised to investigate the following environment offences:

Did you know that you can also be fined for failing to present your bins for collection properly. Read our information about bin collections and your responsibilities.

 

The issuing of penalties

The following schedule shows environmental offences for which FPNs can be issued:

 

Unlawful repairs/sale of vehicle on roads

Act: s 3/4/6(1) Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005

Amount of penalty if paid within 10 daysFull amount of penaltyMaximum penalty on convicion
£60£100£2500

 

Abandoning a vehicle

Act: s 2(1)(a)/2A Refuse Disposal Amenity Act 1978

Amount of penalty if paid within 10 daysFull amount of penaltyMaximum penalty on convicion
£120£200£2500

 

Depositing litter

Act: s 87/88 Environmental Protection Act 1990

Amount of penalty if paid within 10 daysFull amount of penaltyMaximum penalty on convicion
£50£75£2500

 

Failure to comply with a street litter control notice

Act: s 93/94/94A Environmental Protection Act 1990

Amount of penalty if paid within 10 daysFull amount of penaltyMaximum penalty on convicion
£60£100£2500

 

Failure to comply with a litter clearing notice

Act: s 92/92A-c/94A Environmental Protection Act 1990

Amount of penalty if paid within 10 daysFull amount of penaltyMaximum penalty on convicion
£60£100£2500

 

Unauthorised distribution of free printed matter

Act: Schedule 3A, para. 1/7 Environmental Protection Act 1990

Amount of penalty if paid within 10 daysFull amount of penaltyMaximum penalty on convicion
£50£75£2500

 

Criminal damage and flyposting

Act: s 1 Criminal Damage Act 1971, s131/132 Highways Act 1990, s224 Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and s 43/44 Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003

Amount of penalty if paid within 10 daysFull amount of penaltyMaximum penalty on convicion
£50£75£2500

 

Failure to produce authority (waste carrier's licence)

Act: s 5/5B Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989

Amount of penalty if paid within 10 daysFull amount of penaltyMaximum penalty on convicion
£180£300£5000

 

Failure to furnish documentation (waste transfer notes)

Act: s 34(5)/34A Environment Protection Act 1990 and regulation 35(6) Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011

Amount of penalty if paid within 10 daysFull amount of penaltyMaximum penalty on convicion
£180£300£5000*

 

Offences in relation to waste receptacles

Act: s 46/47/47za/47zb Environmental Protection Act 1990

Amount of penalty if paid within 10 daysFull amount of penaltyMaximum penalty on convicion
£40£60£1000

 

Offences in relation to the illegal deposit of household, industrial, commercial or other controlled waste without a waste management licence (Fly-tipping)

Act: s 33(1)(a)/33ZA Environmental Protection Act 1990

Amount of penalty if paid within 10 daysFull amount of penaltyMaximum penalty on convicion
£180£300£50,000*

 

Failure to remove dog faeces (Dog fouling)

Act: s 59 Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005

Amount of penalty if paid within 10 daysFull amount of penaltyMaximum penalty on convicion
£50£75£1000

 

*or, on indictment, an unlimited fine

All enforcement is undertaken in line with our Icon for pdf Corporate Enforcement Policy.

Our enforcement policy has been made in compliance with the Regulators' Code issued by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills.