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.”
How you can help keep Wandsworth clean
- Leave your waste and recycling bags out on the correct day www.wandsworth.gov.uk/waste
- 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
- Set up your own clean streets initiative with support from the Wandsworth Grant Fund. Visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/wgf