Causeway litter fines double Mid & East Antrim

Causeway litter fines double Mid & East Antrim

WISE (Waste Investigations Support & Enforcement) issued 749 fixed penalty notices for littering in the Causeway Coast and Glens area compared to 382 fines handed out by neighbouring council, Mid and East Antrim last month.

For each £80 fixed penalty, it is understood each council receives 8% with the remainder being pocketed by WISE.

The enforcement team from Waste Investigations Support and Enforcement (WISE) has been given powers to issue fixed penalty notices for littering and dog fouling and will be targeting “hotspot areas” across Causeway Coast & Glens during the next 12 months.

Anyone observed failing to pick up after their dogs or dropping litter will be issued with an on-the-spot £80 Fixed Penalty Notice.

Failure to pay a Fixed Penalty Notice may result in prosecution being brought and a “much higher fine” being imposed by a court.

Geoffrey Moffett

Written by Geoffrey Moffett

Content Creator for Causeway Coast Community.
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