Litter affects us all, it blights our local environment in Northampton and costs £1,149,000 to clean-up. That is why, the new Litter Strategy sets out plans to help to tackle this anti-social behaviour, making Northampton a more attractive area and helping our local economy to prosper and grow.
As part of the first national Litter Strategy litter louts could be hit with £150 fines. This will build on measures to better distribute public bins, making it easier to throw away rubbish, and the recommendation that offenders on community sentences help to clear up fly-tipped waste. These plans will make sure in Northampton we can all enjoy the local environment and it is a clean, healthy place to live and work in.
We want to be the first generation to leave our environment in a better state than we found it, and tackling litter is an important part of our drive to make Northampton a better place to live and visit.
David Mackintosh commented: “Litter is something that affects us all in Northampton and blights our local environment. I want to make sure Northampton is a great place to live in, work in and the local economy can thrive.
“The Litter Strategy will make it easier for people to get rid of litter properly in Northampton, creating an anti-littering culture and introducing tougher enforcement measures to hit thoughtless litter louts in the pocket.
“We want to make sure Northampton is a nice local environment for us to all enjoy and tackling litter is an important part of our drive to make Northampton a better place to live.”