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Discarded litter is a blight on our countryside, town centres and parks.

Waste not placed in designated secure containers acts as a food source for rats and other wildlife including birds that can spread disease.

Unsecured loads of waste stored incorrectly has the potential to cause road accidents. Fast food containers including old coffee cups tossed out of vehicles on to roadside verges can have an impact on the environment. Animals are regularly injured or killed by litter, animals including livestock choke on plastic bags, birds get tangled up in fishing lines, and small mammals are trapped in bottles and cans.

Careless and ignorant people create litter which has the potential to kill, such as fires from cigarette ends.

It is everyone's responsibility to secure and dispose of their waste properly. There are approximately 1800 litter bins in our borough. Please use them. And if you can’t find a bin - take your litter home.

Dropping litter is an offence and people can be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £75 if caught or prosecuted at a Magistrates' Court. Dropping litter from a vehicle can see a person fined £150 or prosecuted.

Any reports of people regularly dropping litter or dumping other items (fly-tipping), will be investigated and legal proceedings undertaken whenever possible. You can report litter by clicking on the button below:

Report litter

Needles or syringes plus other drug related items are a hazard to health.

There are a number of hazards associated with handling these items and if discovered you should contact us, as a matter of urgency, on 01256 844844 to have them safely removed.

Any drug related items found on private premises during working hours should be reported to the relevant organisation directly who will action your request immediately.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is a member of the Keep Britain Tidy organisation, supporting local communities to live in a safe and clean environment.

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