Litter louts in the Bradford district who throw rubbish from a vehicle could face a fine.

If approved Bradford Council will be using legislation introduced last year.

Drivers face a possible penalty charge notice

Bradford Council’s Executive is asked to approve the introduction of a new Penalty Charge Notice which will be issued to registered keepers of vehicles for littering offences at its meeting on Tuesday, 11 June.

Under the Littering from Vehicles outside London (Keepers:  Civil Penalties) Regulations 2018, the registered keeper of the vehicle can be held responsible for the litter from vehicle offence and a PCN can be issued to the registered keeper of the vehicle.  This removes the need to identify who threw the litter before enforcement action can be taken.

People are encouraged to dispose litter in the proper way

The PCN for littering from a vehicle would be £100 reduced to £80 for early payment.

Bradford Council’s Executive is also asked to support a proposal to increase the existing litter Fixed Penalty Notice for leaving litter from £80 fixed to £100 with a reduction to £80 for early payment.

Coun Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, said:  “Our long-term aim is to stop people dropping litter whether from a vehicle or out on the street.  It is unsightly and is anti-social.

“We don’t want to have to fine people but we must make people face up to their responsibilities and dispose of their rubbish in the proper way.”