Report litter


  1. Overview
  2. What to report
  3. How to report litter
  4. What happens next
  5. Report a full or damaged litter bin


The Council is responsible for sweeping and removing litter and any household bins in South Tyneside.

We provide and maintain bins to try and stop people dropping litter in public places. 

We arrange for bins to be emptied on a regular basis.

What to report

If you see a pile of litter please report it. Teams can't respond to calls for small or single amounts of litter.

If you witness anyone littering, you can report it to us. Please note down as many details of the event as possible. 

All reports are confidential.

How to report litter

You can report a street or area with lots of litter online:

Report littering

Or, you can call the Council's Customer Contact Centre on 0191 427 7000.

What happens next

Littering is a criminal offence and the offender could be fined. 

The Fixed Penalty Notice for litter is £50. 

On conviction, the fine is up to £50,000, six months imprisonment, or both.

Report a full or damaged litter bin

You can report a full or damaged litter bin online: 

Report a full or damaged litter bin