Litter Abatement Orders

This guide from the Campaign to Protect Rural England has useful advice on how to apply for a legal order to get litter cleared where an organisation is failing to keep its property clean. Applies in urban areas as well as rural.


Another useful legal remedy to bear in mind is Clause 81 of the New Roads and Streets Act 1991, which covers the maintenance of utility boxes and the like on our pavements. If a firm is failing to look after them properly, then again there is a legal route you can take – and in practice in my experience a firm will almost always respond in advance of actually having the law set on it, at least once reminded of its legal obligation.

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