East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight is welcoming Government plans to cut the £800m burden to the taxpayer of cleaning up mess from ‘litter-louts’.

Sir Greg says: “Litter is something that affects us all – spoiling our towns, blighting our countryside, harming our wildlife and polluting our seas. These new proposals include better distribution of public litter bins and will see irresponsible litterers hit with tough fines”.

Under the plans householders will be able to dispose of DIY waste at rubbish dumps free of charge, which should discourage fly-tippers and Highways England will tackle the worst litter hotspots across our road network.

Sir Greg adds: “East Yorkshire is one of the most beautiful parts of the country but for too long a small and selfish minority of visitors to our area have got away scot-free with littering. Soon they will be faced with a choice of cleaning up their act or coughing up for a fine”.

“I believe that this new litter strategy will be welcomed by the majority of residents who have pride in the area in which they live and want to see it looking its best”.