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Litter Control and Prevention Act No. 3 of 2019.

Antigua and Barbuda
Document type
Original source
Official Gazette Vol. XXXIX No. 20, 18th April, 2019.
Long title
An Act to control and prevent various acts of littering and for other connected purposes.
Waste & hazardous substances
Basic legislation Business/industry/corporations Effluent waste water/discharge Processing/handling Inspection Institution Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Offences/penalties Pollution control Public health Solid waste Transport/storage Waste disposal Waste domestic sources Waste management Waste non-domestic sources
Geographical area
Americas, Caribbean, Latin America and the Caribbean, North Atlantic, Small Island Developing States

This Act sets forth provisions on the appointment, duties and authorities of Litter Prevention Wardens; designation of officers of the Ministry of Health to carry out provisions of this Act; responsibilities of business owners; removal of derelict vehicles from a public place; and disposal of removed vehicles. This Act shall apply to any solid or liquid material or combination of solid and liquid materials including but not limited to any bottle, tin, log, sawdust, carton, package, packing material, paper, glass, food, animal remains, garbage, debris, sand, gravel, stone aggregate, dirt, waste (including any human and animal waste and e-waste); or any other refuse, rubbish or waste material, and any other material that is designated as litter by the Minister by notice published in the Gazette. This Act makes minor amendments in the Vehicles and Road Traffic Act Cap 460 and the Entertainments Duty Act Cap 154 by adding duties in accordance with the provisions of this Act. The Minister may make regulations for the carrying into the effect to the provisions of this Act. This Act lists offences in Part III, such as disposal of litter to a public place; illegal dumping; disposal of litter from any vehicle; disposal of waste from construction sites to unapproved area; failure to comply with clean-up or removal order; non-compliance by business owners; having single-use shopping plastic bags in his possession for retail purposes; having expanded polystyrene in his possession including bowls, plates, hot and cold beverage cups lids and caps, straws, forks, knives, spoons, fruit/vegetable/meat trays and egg cartons for retail purposes; remove, destroy or damage any receptacle or remove garbage from receptacle; non-compliance to provide receptacles for disposing of litter of vendors, beach patrons and owner of bus. The Litter Prevention Warden shall have the authority to commence legal proceedings for any offence under this Act. In addition to imposing a penalty, the Court may order the offender of offences listed in Section 17, 18 and 20 to clean up and remove such litter deposited in such public place within such period and to such place as may be specified in the order, under the supervision of a person designated by the Court.

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References - Legislation


Litter Act (No. 7 of 1983).

Legislation | Antigua and Barbuda | 1983 (1992)

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste disposal, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Waste management