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Litter and the law

​​Mid Ulster District Council is responsible for enforcing laws on litter. We also deal with a range of other offences like fly-tipping, graffiti, fly-posting and dog fouling.

Under the Litter (Northern Ireland) Order 1994, it's a criminal offence to drop litter (which includes cigarette butts or chewing gum). This means we can fine or prosecute offenders.  


Paying a fine

If you're caught littering, you'll be issued with a fixed penalty notice and will have to pay a fine of £80. You must pay the fine within 14 days to avoid prosecution. 

> You can pay by phone, post or in-person.


If you don't pay the fine

If you don't pay the fixed penalty you'll be summonsed to appear in court, and if convicted you could face a fine of up to £2,500. 



For further information or to report a littering offence please contact our Clean Neighbourhood Enforcement Officers on:

Telephone 03000 132 132 or email environmentalhealth@midulstercouncil.org 

​You can also send incidents to the Council by downloading the Reportall app.