Battersea Park Road flytipper fined
Published: Monday 17th July 17
A local resident has been fined following the discovery of a flytip on Battersea Park Road.
A pile of waste including large cardboard boxes and household waste was found by a local business owner on Battersea Park Road.
Evidence found within the flytip led Wandsworth Council’s enforcement officers to a residential property just yards away.
The council’s spokesman for environment Jonathan Cook says, “This is great example of how we are working together with the community to secure evidence to catch flytippers.
With the help from a local business owner, our enforcement officers were able track down and fine someone who thinks they can get away with spoiling our local environment.”
Resident of Battersea Park Rd who dumped cardboard boxes in the street has today been given an on-the-spot flytip fine #KeepWandsworthClean— Wandsworth Council (@wandbc) July 14, 2017
Flytipping is the illegal dumping of rubbish no matter the size or contents. This includes placing it beside or around street bins, trees and lamposts and leaving out your household waste outside of your collection day.
Resident’s should also be extremely wary of people knocking on their doors unannounced and offering to take away their rubbish.
Cowboy waste contractors often drive around residential areas looking for homes that are being refurbished or cleared. They will approach the owner and offer to take “junk” away for a cut price rate.
But instead of taking it to a proper waste disposal site and paying the appropriate fees, they simply dump it somewhere nearby.
In these cases it is not just the flytipper who is committing a crime – the householder who paid them to take their waste away is also liable under the law.
How you can help keep Wandsworth Clean
- Leave your waste and recycling bags out on the correct day each week. See www.wandsworth.gov.uk/waste to check your collection day.
- Show your support on Twitter using the hashtag #KeepWandsworthClean
- Report flytips on the council website www.wandsworth.gov.uk/flytipping
- Pass on evidence that could help identify a flytipper in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org