Littering and litter bins


If you drop litter, you could receive an £80 fixed penalty notice or be taken to court and fined up to £2,500 – go to 'clean it, cut it, fill it'.

Litter includes cigarette butts, crisp packets, cans and other discarded items – it is unsightly, attracts vermin, and makes an area looked uncared for.

Our enforcement officers work around the borough, looking for people who drop litter, and will take action where necessary.

You should tell us if you see someone littering. Please provide as much information as possible, such as what happened, where it happened, a description of the person dropping litter and their vehicle, if applicable. Do not confront the person yourself.

Report online

Simply login to our My Account services, then select 'Environmental reporting', 'Add a report' and choose 'Pavement needs cleaning' or 'Park needs cleaning' from the category list. You can create an account if you don't already have one.

My Account services login

You can also report littering by using our smartphone app.

Use your smartphone to report waste and environment problems

Download the Thurrock 'Report it' app to report using your smartphone:

You can also login using My Account to report problems online.

Highway litter

Highways England and their contractor, Connect Plus Services, are responsible for clearing litter along the following 3 roads in Thurrock:

  • A13 – from Junction 30 to the Tilbury slip road and to the A1089
  • A1089 Dock Approach Road – from the A13 to Asda roundabout
  • St Andrew's Road – from Asda roundabout to Tilbury Dock gate

To report litter along any of these roads, contact Connect Plus Services:

Connect Plus Services


If you have a complaint about litter cleaning on Highways England roads, contact:

Highways England

: 0300 123 5000