REDDITCH residents are being warned not to throw litter out of their cars – or risk fines of up to £2,500.
The Borough Council’s Waste Enforcement Team is stepping up patrols in a bid to clean-up local streets.
Earlier this month a fixed penalty notice of £80 was issued to a driver after litter was witnessed being thrown out of the car window.
The authority’s portfolio holder for Environmental Services, Councillor Brandon Clayton, said: “We want our residents to take pride in where they live.
“Our staff do a great job keeping our borough clean, but picking up litter costs us all money, which wouldn’t have to be spent if the litter wasn’t dropped in the first place.
“We all need to take responsibility and not drop litter or cigarette butts in the first place – and this includes from our cars.
“We are passionate about keeping our borough beautiful and will take the strongest action possible to encourage people to take their litter home.”