Falkirk Council

Falkirk Council
Telephone: 01324 506070

Litter facts: the effects of litter

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.

Contact Us
  • By Post:
    The Litter Strategy Team
    Estates Management
    Corporate & Neighbourhood Services
    Falkirk Council
    Earl's Road
    Grangemouth
    FK3 8XD
  • By Telephone:
    01324 504433
  • By Fax:
    01324 504613
  • By Email:
    litterzone@falkirk.gov.uk