Help catch more flytippers as enforcement efforts continue

Published: Thursday 3rd August 17

The council’s enforcement teams are cracking down on the small minority of people who make a mess on local streets and are asking local residents to help pinpoint repeat offenders.

In June, enforcement officers issued 363 fines for littering, 17 fines for littering from a vehicle and successfully tracked down and fined 12 flytippers . The team has also taken action against businesses that don’t properly manage their waste and they have issued 134 penalty charge notices to local traders for not complying with the law.

The council spends upwards of £4m a year on keeping the borough’s streets clean and some of this amount relates directly to the cost of picking up waste that people have dumped illegally.

Enforcement Officer investigating a flytip

Enforcement officer Jeanette Mahoney said: “Flytipping is a crime that can cause real distress and anger. We regularly speak to local people who love their area but feel its being degraded by those who simply dump waste out in public when it suits them.

“If you can help to identify a flytipper them please contact us in confidence. Many successful investigations stem from the intelligence provided by local people and enforcement action can often put a permanent end to this type of behaviour.”

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Recent comments

can you name and shame those who got caught? no political correctness please
Lam Tran

5 August 2017

Fly tipping is a regular feature in my street. stuff stays there for days until I telephone the town-hall refuse dept and asks for it to be removed. I have lived here for nearly 15 years, I am in my early 70's, so I know what happens and I also know that until I call the council nothing gets done about it. So when I read about fly tipping action being reinforced I am in total disbelief, may be it goes on in other parts of the borough not here.
Mrs Annie Lass

4 August 2017

Fly tipping is a regular feature in my street. stuff stays there for days until I telephone the town-hall refuse dept and asks for it to be removed. I have lived here for nearly 15 years, I am in my early 70's, so I know what happens and I also know that until I call the council nothing gets done about it. So when I read about fly tipping action being reinforced I am in total disbelief, may be it goes on in other parts of the borough not here.
Mrs Annie Lass

4 August 2017

I have in a number of occasions tried to get the councils removers to come and properly despose of the bulky items I neddd to get rid of. The beurocracy and how many numbers I neded to call is so tiring . May be if the council has a good system in place no one would flytipp. Just a thought
Hadas

3 August 2017