The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 enabled local authorities to issue fixed penalty notices for waste receptacle offences for the first time in April 2006. In the period 2006-07, Leeds city council issued and received payment on 41 fixed penalty notices.
DEFRA has commissioned returns from English local authorities on fixed penalty notices issued for 2007-08 and 2008-09 for a range of environmental offences, including those relating to waste receptacles. Returns are still outstanding from many local authorities and these are being pursued. Results will be published on the DEFRA website in December.