Litter Act 1979 and Litter Regulations 1981
The above Act and Regulations relate to the correct disposal of litter.
Litter is defined as all kinds of rubbish, refuse, junk, garbage or scrap and any articles or material abandoned or unwanted by the owner or the person in possession thereof. The above Act and Regulations relate to the following offences:
- Domestic or commercial waste must not be deposited in a public litter receptacle.
- Unsecure loads – a person shall not drive a vehicle carrying a load unless the load is so arranged, contained, fastened or covered so that the load or any part of it cannot fall or otherwise escape from the vehicle, in or upon any street or public place.
- Littering – any person who deposits litter, or causes litter to be deposited on any land, and/or on or into any water(s) commits an offence.
- Breaking glass – any person who breaks any glass, metal or glass earthenware, on any land or into any waters, commits an offence.
- Bill posting – Any person who leaves or posts a bill on any building, fence, furniture, pillar, post, screen, tree, statue, wall or other object, or on or adjacent to a public place, or vacant land, commits an offence.