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Medway Council picks up and disposes of over 5,000 tonnes of
litter each year from its streets.
From April 2010 - 2011, 1525 tonnes of litter were picked up
from the streets and 3252 tonnes of fly tipping was cleared
up. On one community clear-up, over 30 tonnes of rubbish
From April 2010 - 2011, over 80 community/litter picks were
Any person who is witnessed intentionally dropping, throwing or
leaving rubbish, can be issued a
Fixed Penalty Notice for £80 or, if prosecuted, face a
fine up to £2,500.
The council has a duty to clear litter from land for which it is
responsible. If the land is private, the council may use statutory
legislation to force the landowner to clear away any rubbish and
litter under the Clean
Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 which extends the
litter laws to include private land, open to the air.
There are about 1,500 litter and dog bins that are strategically
placed throughout Medway.
The council will endeavour to get any syringes collected and
disposed of by the end of the working day if reported by
4.00pm. Please contact Customer First if you notice one in the
If you would like to report a full or damaged litter or dog bin
or request a new bin, please use the contact details below or
If you want to organise or take part in a community clear-up and
need help from the council, please get in touch using the
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