Local Councils are responsible for ensuring the Ban is adhered to.
Local Councils also have the right to impose Litter Fines up to £2,500 on individuals and business owners.
Sections 92, 93, & 94 of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Enviroments Act 2005 states that local authorites can require owners of commercial premises to prevent or remove accumulation of litter.
Premises are considered 'enclosed' if they have a ceiling or roof and (except for doors, windows or passageways) are wholly enclosed either on a permanent or temporary basis.
Premises are considered 'substantially enclosed' if they have a ceiling or roof, but have an opening in the walls, which is less than half the total area of the walls. The area of the opening does not include doors, windows or any other fittings that can be opened or shut.
Businesses and organisations should contact their local council if they require further guidance on whether their premises are 'enclosed' or 'substantially enclosed'.
- Sports centres