Litter can therefore blight an area and needs to be dealt with in a number of ways, which means the council and communities working together.
Do a 2 minute beach clean when you visit one of our beaches or bays.
If the bins are full, please take your rubbish home with you and recycle it.
If you smoke please smoke it, stub it, and then bin it!
Clean up after your dog. 9 out of 10 people do – are you the 1 who doesn’t?
Find out about our marine protected area, the coastal wildlife and marine life in Thanet by visiting www.nekmpa.org.uk
Visit the Marine Conservation Society’s website for more details on why our litter is causing problems for both marine creatures and humans at www.mcsuk.org/
Dropping litter and not cleaning up after your dog are both offences that are illegal. Uniformed environmental enforcement officers patroll across the district and issue Fixed Penalty Notices for the following:
Dropping litter – including items such as cigarette butts, chewing gum, fast food and other forms of litter such as packaging.
Dog Fouling – failing to pick up after your dog or not disposing of the dog waste in the correct way.
A Fixed Penalty Notice will cost you £80. If you do not pay this you could end up in court and be faced with a conviction that could cost you up to £2,500.
Phone: (01843) 577115
View our Recycling and Waste Service Standard