Responding to the DEFRA announcement of a new Litter Innovation Fund, Cllr Martin Tett, the LGA’s Environment spokesman said...
“This new money will be a boost to councils who are trying to find new and innovative ways of tackling litter in their local area. We look forward to seeing further details on this.
“Litter and fly-tipping costs council taxpayers around £1 billion a year. We would now urge Government to build further on this encouraging step and hand councils the powers they need to rid communities of litter.
“This includes enacting rules to allow councils to fine the owners of vehicles who litter when driving. Currently, the law states that councils have to prove who in the vehicle has thrown the litter out the window, which is an impossible task.”