Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
This report seeks agreement to use the maximum
Fixed Penalty amount of £400 for waste deposits of 2 bags and
above (or equivalent), discounted to £200 if paid within 10
days from the date of the FPN. Such an approach would demonstrate
the administration’s commitment to even cleaner
1. That officers continue to issue fixed penalty notices under section 88 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 for the offence of leaving litter, including up to 1 bag of waste (or equivalent). The amount of the fixed penalty which has been specified by the Council for its area is £80 but it is reduced to £60 if it is paid within 10 days of the notice being issued.
2. That officers issue fixed penalty notices under section 33ZA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, for a waste deposit offence involving larger deposits of waste and litter, for example 2 bags and above, or equivalent.
3. That the fixed penalty payable in pursuance of a notice under section 33ZA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 should be £200 to be reduced to £150 if paid within 10 days following the date of the notice.
4. That officers use the approach outlined in this report when taking enforcement action in relation to leaving litter and waste deposit offences under section 88 and 33ZA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Report author: Andy Stocker
Publication date: 06/12/2017
Date of decision: 04/12/2017
Decided at meeting: 04/12/2017 - Cabinet
Effective from: 11/12/2017