West Lothian Council's NETs and Land Services deals with enquiries regarding removal and collection of litter.
If you would like a litter bin in your local park, either e-mail email@example.com or write to Operational Services, NETs and Land Services, Waverley Street Depot, Bathgate, EH48 4HX,with details of the location and how to contact you, and an officer will be in touch to discuss the matter.
To report an issue relating to litter, contact Customer Service on 01506 775000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the location and extent of the issue.
You can also contact the NETs team on 01506 775000 or e-mail email@example.com
Frequently Asked Questions
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Yes, litter is waste, created by humans, which is in the wrong place (in other words, left lying around in a public place), so biodegradable things and breadcrumbs are also considered to be litter and you can be prosecuted for dropping them in a public place.
Yes, you can be prosecuted if your child drops litter and you do not pick it up.
You are not legally obliged to provide stub-out bins, but Environmental Health would encourage their use because they will prevent litter, and reinforce the message that your premises are no smoking. Please note that in some instances, you will need planning permission if you wish to provide a stub-out bin.
Yes, it is a crime to drop litter. You can be fined £100 for each incidence of dropping litter, no matter what type or how small it is.
The act of dropping and discarding a cigarette end in a public place is littering and if you are responsible you will be guilty of an offence and liable to pay a £50 fine.
The most commonly found litter is litter from smoking, drinks, sweets and crisps and fast food.
You can get an on the spot fine of £50 for littering, but if the case goes to court, you could be liable to pay up to £2,500.