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Dunedin City Council – Kaunihera-a-rohe o Otepoti
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Litter Infringement Policy

Littering offences and infringement fees

Littering offences and infringement fees

Infringement

First Offence

Second or Subsequent Offence

Household rubbish deposited in public litter bins or public space recycling bins will be treated as litter.

$100

$400

A single item of litter, or less than 1 litre, left in a public space, or on private land without the occupier’s consent

$100

$400

Litter, of more than 1 litre and less than or equal to 40 litres*

$150

$400

Litter, or more than 40 litres and less than 240 litres**

$250

$400

Litter, of more than 240 litres, left in a public space, or on private land without the occupier’s consent***

$400

$400

Dangerous litter or offensive litter left in a public place, or on private land, without the occupier’s consent

$400

$400

* Single item or small scale litter offence i.e. less than the volume of blue glass recycling bin

** Medium scale litter offence i.e. less than the volume of a yellow-lidded kerbside mixed recycling bin

*** Large scale litter offence, in these cases the Litter Control Officer will make a judgement as to whether to apply a fine or pursue a prosecution through the courts.

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