$1000 fine for littering in public!

June 13, 2018

Those littering in public may have to pay a hefty fine soon with those found guilty set to face a maximum $1000 fine under a proposed law change.

National environment spokesperson Scott Simpson has put forward a Bill to bring in tougher penalties for illegal rubbish dumping.

The Bill has passed its first reading in Parliament and will now be considered by the Environment select committee.

If the Bill is successful, councils will be able to increase the maximum fine for those who are caught littering from $400 to $1000.

It is hoped that new laws will give councils more power to deal with the increasing problem. In Auckland, cleaning up litter costs almost $5 million a year.

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i wont have to pick up litter out side my house every day


should be $2000


Finally a fine for littering. Yes! 😀


a lot of money


Finally someone has came up with an idea


That's GOOD people should be better to the environment!


they should get arrested instead


Wow Thats A Huge Fine


this is such a good rule


finally more punishment for litteres!


I like the sound of them having to pay if they get caught or not and it sounds like they will stop littering. By Olive