People in Bourne and the Deepings are being warned to bin their takeaway and picnic waste - or take a hit in their pockets.
South Kesteven District Council is reminding people across the district that anyone caught dropping litter faces an on-the-spot fine of £75.
The timing of the threat comes as people in the district choose to take adventure of the warm weather by eating outdoors, leading to a rise in the amount of rubbish thrown onto the streets and out of cars.
Ian Yates, South Kesteven District Council’s executive manager for the environment, said: “When eating outdoors or when on the move, it is never acceptable to drop packaging from what you use for a meal or snack.
“We appeal for people to take extra time and responsibility to not make our neighbourhoods and public places an eyesore by discarding litter.
“You should remember that if you take your litter home, there are many items of waste you can recycle.”
We appeal for people to take extra time and responsibility to not make our neighbourhoods and public places an eyesore by discarding litter.Ian Yates, executive manager for the environment, South Kesteven District Council