Commentary

186.4 Litter abatement orders

AGRICULTURE vol 2(2)
| Commentary

186.4 Litter abatement orders

| Commentary

186.4 Litter abatement orders

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 gives an important right to individuals who are aggrieved by the defacement by litter in certain areas1. An individual so aggrieved may, by complaint to the magistrates' court, and having given at least five days’ notice to the person responsible for the land, seek a litter abatement order. If such an order is granted, the person responsible for the land under the Act becomes liable for abating the defacement resulting from the litter and for the costs of the individual taking the proceedings. A person who, without reasonable excuse,

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