Grantham Clean and Green: Don’t drop litter in 2016

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SKDC is reminding residents not to drop litter in South Kesteven in 2016.

The council gave numerous £75 on the spot fines for dropping litter, including cigarette butts, in 2015, and will continue to talk to and educate residents and enforce with penalty notices where necessary.

SKDC’s Portfolio Holder for Healthy Environment Councillor Nick Craft said: “If you drop an item on the street, we all have to pay for someone else to pick it up.

“We spend £1m a year clearing up litter and fly-tipping across South Kesteven and we’re determined to keep this cost as low as possible.

“If you smoke please remember cigarette stubs are not biodegradable so need to be disposed of appropriately.

“The vast majority of smokers always dispose of their cigarette ends correctly, stubbing them out and placing in our bins.

“Our teams monitor and patrol public areas across the district and talk to residents and visitors on the problems litter creates but where necessary we enforce on those who flout the rules with a fine.”