Chips, wrappers, cans and gum

You wouldn't drop or dump these in your home, so why do it in your city? We want you to take pride in Newcastle by not littering or fly-tipping anywhere.

Next Litter Picking Event

11am - Jesmond Royal British Legion Club

Sat 26
th
October
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What's happening

There’s always a range of events and initiatives to get involved with in and around Newcastle. Browse our events calender below to find suitable dates.

26
th
October
11:00am - Jesmond Royal British Legion Club
09
th
November
10:00am - Coffee on the Corner, Lemington.

Get Involved

There are a number of different events and initiatives you can get involved with, such as:

  • Download and share toolkits within your organisation
  • Become a social media ambassador and help spread awareness
  • Local litter picks
  • 5-a-day litter challenge

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News & Downloads

Keep up to date with the latest litter picks, initiatives and our campaign. There's also some great toolkits we've created to get you started.

#yourcityyourhome

Throwing litter out of your car window, dropping cigarette ends or spitting gum, all could mean a £75 fixed penalty notice.

Throwing litter out of your car window, dropping cigarette ends or spitting gum, all could mean a £75 fixed penalty notice.

Don't mess our city up or you will pay

This campaign is part of the council's new waste strategy designed to transform the way we think about waste. We want to inspire individuals and organisations to take responsibility for changing their behaviour relating to waste and to be proud of their communities and the environment we live in.

New approach to waste

2018 statistics

Making a difference

Every individual can help us reach our goal of reducing the 7,000 tonnes of litter and fly-tipping collected in the city. Here's how the campaign is progressing:

599
April
7,000

In 2018 we issued 5,025 fixed penalty notices for dropping litter, and prosecuted 758 people. Currently for 2019 we have issued:

The stats don’t lie

Fixed Penalty Notices

306

321

242

191

300

258

160

179

248

Prosecutions

64

91

86

62

84

51

45

44

39

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Sep
Oct
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Dec

In February we carried out a litter pick in Leazes Park, after it was reported to the council that bins were overflowing and litter was becoming an eyesore. Without you, these results wouldn’t be possible. If you’d like to help make a difference in our city, there’s a number of different events and initiatives you can get involved with.

A Community Effort