Man fined £75 for dropping cigarette butt in Takeley

Dawn French (centre) from Uttlesford District Council promotes the 'Don't Toss it, Bin it' campaign

Dawn French (centre) from Uttlesford District Council promotes the 'Don't Toss it, Bin it' campaign in Saffron Walden alongside businesses from the area on Monday - Credit: Archant

A man was fined £75, on the spot, for dropping a cigarette butt in Takeley today (Tuesday August 16).

This was the day after reminders of the £75 penalty started being displayed on bin lorries across the district.

The six-week campaign, ‘Don’t Toss it, Bin it’, aims to spread the message that is it not acceptable for motorists to throw fast food rubbish from their cars.

It is Essex-wide, but Uttlesford District Council contacted local businesses, such as Starbucks, Subway, Dorringtons and Macdonalds, to get involved.

They will be stickering their takeaway packaging with the hard hitting message.

This is the first time bin-trucks in the area have had the technology to put up large adverts and the council plans to regularly change the posters throughout the year.

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