Litter louts: Innovative ways of tackling the problem
19 December 2011 Last updated at 13:19 GMT
Inside Out's Chris Jackson takes a tour of the north to see how some local authorities are taking radical action to tackle litter louts.
He visits Bolton, Middlesbrough and Doncaster who have different approaches to dealing with the problem from on-the-spot fines to talking cameras.
Inside Out England is broadcast on Monday, 19 December on BBC One at 19:30 GMT and nationwide on the iPlayer.