Local residents in Carlisle are being urged to back the city council's Keep Carlisle Clean campaign.
Part of the campaign will inlcude billboards highlighting hefty fines for enviro-crimes.
The three areas being focused on are:
People are being asked to get in touch with the council if they have any information that could lead to a perpetrator being caught.
We want to Keep Carlisle Clean but need the support of our local residents. We need communities and businesses to work alongside us to tackle litter, fly-tipping, dog fouling and other anti-social behaviour. No community should have to put up with streets and green spaces polluted with dog fouling. Not only is it a health hazard, it is also an unsightly mess.
Some enviro-crimes include:
Not cleaning up after your dog has fouled: if caught, prosecution could result in a fine of up to £1,000. Bag and bin the waste responsibly. Dog waste is associated with a number of diseases including toxocariasis. Toxocara is a roundworm commonly found in dogs and almost all puppies. Eggs from the roundworm are found in dog waste and can pose a health risk if they come in contact with the mouth, particularly with small children. The parasite can cause stomach upsets and in some cases, blindness.
Fly-tipping: it is illegal and offenders can receive a fixed penalty fine of up £400. Before paying for waste to be taken away, check its being disposed of the right way. If they dump the waste, you could face an unlimited fine and a prosecution through the courts. You can recycle your waste using household waste recycling centres or arrange a bulky waste collection by visiting
Dropping litter: dropping even a cigarette butt could lead to a fine of up to £2,500.