Seven people have this week been found guilty of littering across Sefton, leading to fines totalling nearly £1,700.
Four Sefton residents, two men from West Lancashire and a man from Blackpool were all found guilty of littering after being caught by enforcement officers dropping rubbish in various parts of the borough.
Robert Davies, 59, of Linacre Road, Litherland, appeared at South Sefton Magistrates court to plead guilty to the offence and was fined £105.
A guilty plea was entered by post from Sharon Smith, 47, of Hoghton Grove, Southport and she was subsequently ordered to pay £222.
The following cases were proven in absence:
Jennifer Moy, 25, of Handfield Road, Waterloo: Fined £272.
Mark Brennan, 20, of Royal Terrace, Southport: Fined £272.
David Green, 51, Wigan: Fined £272.
Joseph Falkner, 30 of Livingstone Road, Blackpool: Fined £272.
Kamil Zurawik, 30, of Skelnersdale: Fined £272.
For more information on proper waste disposal, visit www.sefton.gov.uk/bins-recycling