Criminal law, traffic matters, DUI, assault, theft, fraud
The error in the spelling of your name will not invalidate the fine.
If you ignore the fine you will be eventually taken to court where if you are found guilty, be faced with extra charges, these could be considerable.
If your story here is accurate there is nothing to stop you writing to the council at the address given on the fine notice and advising that you threw the plastic coke bottle into the bin but didn't realise that you had missed, offer an apology for this and request that the fine be waved as you are only a student without any income. Offer to spend some time picking up rubbish to make amends for your error and ask where they would like you to perform this service.
See what they say, if they insist that you pay, do so, to try anything else will only end up costing you heaps.
citizen-joe 2018-10-08 00:38:07