Fast food chain KFC has joined Harrow Council in a pledge to make the borough tidier.
The chicken shop's outlet in Harrow Weald has signed a Responsible Retailer's agreement with the council.
Nearby Boxtree Road has been identified as a litter hotspot by the council after food wrappers were dumped in the street by motorists using KFC's drive-through facility.
Now, under the agreement, the KFC has agreed to:
- Carry out four litter patrols at peak times of the day.
- Sponsor a bin in Boxtree Road.
- Place leaflets in-store which promote the recycling of packaging.
The council has agreed to put up anti-litter warning signs in Boxtree Road and organise extra patrols using the local Safer Neighbourhood police team. Anyone caught littering could be slapped with a £50 on-the-spot fine.
Portfolio holder for environment services Councillor Susan Hall said: "KFC has been positive about this initiative from the word go.
"People who visit this restaurant will be urged to dispose of their litter properly. But careless KFC customers will find their chickens coming home to roost if they don't - and their meal will end with indigestion in the form of a fine."