Keep Barnet Clean

The Keep Barnet Clean campaign sees us take action against those who commit enviro-crimes such as littering and fly tipping.







We're targeting:

  • Littering
  • Dog fouling
  • Spitting
  • Urinating
  • Flyposting
  • Fly-tipping
  • Commercial waste duty of care

Littering: £80, £50 if paid within 10 days
Dropping litter anywhere is an offence. Litter is everything from food packaging to cigarette butts and chewing gum. It can also include feeding birds.

Dog fouling: £80, £50 if paid within 10 days
If your dog fouls in a public place and you fail to pick it up it, it is an offence.

Spitting: £80, £50 if paid within 10 days
It is an offence to spit on public surfaces, roads, pavements or streets.

Urinating: £80, £50 if paid within 10 days
It is an offence to urinate on public surfaces, roads, pavements or streets.

Flyposting: £80, £50 if paid within 10 days
It is an offence to displaying  advertising material on buildings and street furniture without the consent of the owner.

Fly-tipping: You could be fined £400 (£300 if paid within 10 days) or prosecuted. Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste. It can vary in scale significantly, from a bin bag of rubbish to larger bulky waste items dumped, such as matresses or white goods. 

Commercial waste duty of care: £300, £180 if paid within 10 days
Businesses have a duty of care to ensure their waste is removed by a licensed waste carrier.  If we suspect a business is not dealing with its waste correctly, we can issue a notice requiring the production of waste transfer documents. Failure to produce the documents results in the issue of a fine. Businesses can find out more about their commercial waste responsibilities.

What you can do to help

Report a problem

To help the council track issues, we ask that you use our 'report a problem' online form.

Use a bin

We encourage everyone to use one of our 3000 bins across the borough or take your litter home to dispose of when you get home.

Adopt a place

If you want to maintain a feature in a park or a local public space, why not ‘adopt a place?’ The scheme provides groups with support, materials and tools to undertake gardening or maintenance activities. You could build new skills and brighten up your local area. To find out more, email

Put up a poster

General litter poster (PDF)

Gum poster (PDF)

Dog fouling poster (PDF)

Fly tipping poster (PDF)

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