Following the announcement to increase the default litter fines to £100, rising to £150, if offenders do not pay up on time, has been welcomed by leader of the conservative group Peter Thompson.
Mr Thompson who believes more needs to be done to clean up people’s act when it comes to rubbish, said: “The decision by the Government to increase fines for littering is one we very much welcome in Hounslow.
“It is one of the main complaints I receive from residents and the general state of our streets, parks and highways because of people disregarding the local environment.
“I will be calling on the council to support the government and maintain our clampdown on the litterlouts!”
Figures from Hounslow Highways, responsible for keeping the borough’s roads, pavements and highways in a safe condition, showed 3,144 tonnes of street cleansing waste was collected last year, between January and November.
This included litter, silt, bins and flytipping waste dumped on the streets and resulted in 849 fixed penalty charge notices issued by Hounslow Highways.