Litter is unsightly and can be smelly and dirty.
It costs Falkirk Council somewhere in the region of £3 million a year. And, remember, clean up costs are met through the Council Tax.
Litter can be dangerous, unhealthy, and it can persist in the environment for a very long time.
Litter can also trap, suffocate, strangle and poison wildlife.
If an area is heavily littered, it can lead to the ‘broken window’ effect – more litter, dumping of rubbish, flyposting, graffiti and vandalism.
It affects local communities and the people who live there. It can also have a detrimental effect on the local economy and on tourism.