Three people have been fined a total of £370 for littering at Bedford Magistrates Court.
The three separate cases were heard by Bedford Magistrates on Wednesday.
On Friday, March 22, Wasim Mahmood of Ford End Road, Bedford was seen dropping a cigarette end on Cauldwell Street.
Mr Mahmood had previously committed a littering offence and therefore the matter proceeded directly to a court hearing.
Mahmood cooperated with the council investigation and acknowledged his guilt.
He pleaded guilty and was fined £100, ordered to pay legal costs of £177 and a victim surcharge of £20.
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “The decisions by the court have supported the actions taken by Bedford Borough Council and demonstrates the council is serious about tackling and fining people who think it is okay to drop litter which makes our Borough untidy and costs taxpayers more than £1million to clear up every year.
“Littering is anti-social behaviour and blights the local environment for everyone. We are now prosecuting more offenders than ever before and we will maintain a zero-tolerance approach towards the minority of people who believe it is acceptable to drop litter in the borough.”
On Wednesday, March 20 Victoria Hayes of Mountbatten Drive, Biggleswade was seen dropping a cigarette butt on Silver Street in Bedford town centre.
Miss Hayes was immediately issued a £75 Fixed Penalty Notice but provided an incorrect address.
Hayes failed to appear at court and was fined £135, ordered to pay legal costs of £177 and a victim surcharge of £20.
On Thursday, April 25 Scott Kerley of Paulerspury, Towcester was seen dropping a cigarette butt on Horne Lane, Bedford.
Mr Kerley was spoken to and subsequently handed an on the spot Fixed Penalty Notice for £75 for the offence of Littering.
Following no payment being made the matter proceeded to legal action
Mr Kerley failed to appear at court and was found guilty in absence. Mr Kerley was fined £135, ordered to pay legal costs of £156 and a victim surcharge of £20.