Flytipping enforcement efforts continue throughout August

Published: Tuesday 26th September 17

The council’s enforcement teams are out daily cracking down on the small minority of people who make a mess on local streets.

In August, enforcement officers issued 210 fines for littering, 37 fines for littering from a vehicle and successfully tracked down and fined 20 flytippers. The team has also taken action against businesses that don’t properly manage their waste and they have issued 92 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

Enforcement officer Aaron Stocker said, “We are out every day, including weekends, searching for evidence within flytips to catch those responsible for flytipping.

“Information supplied to us by local people often helps us start our investigations. If you have any information that could help us catch a flytipper then please contact us and we will treat your evidence in strict confidence.”

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Recent comments

Wandsworth Council is constantly boasting about how many fines it issues. But my experience and that of residents in my street is that Council is largely powerless to stop chronic fly-tipping in Battersea because it has limited powers to stop people from fly-tipping and to then prosecute them. Clearly the Council's approach is of limited use. People need to be educated, more bins need to be installed (particularly on streets with many businesses), fines need to go up, Council needs to be tougher on fly-tippers and more CCTV cameras installed. I once reported large bags dumped in cupar Road which contained numerous items of mail with the owner's name but Council said it was powerless to do anything because this did not constitute proof).
Olivier Desbarres

2 October 2017

Blondell Street in sw11 is contently visited by flytippers, who leave anything they need to get rid of: furniture, appliances, mattresses, cars etc. This needs to stop! BLONDELL st.!
Stef

30 September 2017

There is non stop fly tipping in Vicarage Crescent (some of it not bad ) - perhaps if CCTV were put in the Crescent council could find out who 'dun it'.
Liz

29 September 2017

I want to hear how you solve the problem of flytipping once and for all not how many fines you imposed. Do you have any solution? if you cannot solve this problem you should resign! It cost us lots of money and the problem lasts for so long.
lam tran

29 September 2017