Dropping litter is a criminal offence, subject to a maximum fine of £2,500. Both the Council and the Police have the authority to prosecute litterers.
Where litter can be clearly traced back to certain types of business, such as take-away food premises, the Council can issue a Street Litter Control Notice. This makes the owner responsible for keeping the front of their premises clear of litter.
Legislation alone will not achieve a clean East Ayrshire. All residents have a responsibility to keep our local environment clean and tidy. All schools, community groups or local environment projects can receive help from the Council with keeping their area clean and litter free.
Report a waste problem in your area
Our StreetScene service within Outdoor Services is responsible for emptying litter bins, including those provided for dog faeces.
If you have any concerns about a litter bin in your area please contact us.