Challenge it, report it, change it

Please help us keep North Devon clean:

  • don't drop litter
  • challenge those who do
  • report littering and fly-tipping to us
  • pick up litter when you come across it and consider organising your own litter pick event (we can help with equipment)

From 1 April 2018, the maximum on-the-spot fine for littering will rise from £80 to £150. We can also issue penalty charge notices to vehicle owners if it can be proved litter was thrown from their car, even if it was discarded by somebody else.

Report littering or flytipping

We maintain and empty 750 litter bins across the district. On top of this, there are 12 public recycling bins in place, in areas like Barnstaple, Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Instow and Combe Martin. These are emptied regularly, following an agreed programme.