Flytipping enforcement activity for September

Published: Wednesday 11th October 17

The council’s enforcement teams are out daily catching those responsible for making a mess on local streets.

Enforcement Officer

In September, enforcement officers issued 301 fines for littering, 10 fines for littering from a vehicle and successfully tracked down and fined 16 flytippers. 

The team has also taken action against businesses that haven’t properly managed their waste and have issued 71 fines for not correctly presenting waste and during prescribed time bands and 11 fines for not providing trade waste collection documents.

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 Audrey Ofori said, “We are out daily catching those who think it is ok to leave a mess on local streets.

“Every day we search through flytips securing evidence to catch those who are responsible for flytipping.

“If you have witnessed a flytip taking place that could help us identity or catch a flytipper in the act then please get in touch and we will treat your evidence in strict confidence.”

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Recent comments

In the last financial year and this year to date what percentage of fines levied were actually paid by offenders?how much income came from this revenue stream ?
James Peter Armstrong

16 October 2017

The issue is how to eradicate this disease of flytipping and littering not the meaningless statistics. Not well done at all. I want to see our street clean at all times not how many fines you handed out. BTW you forgot to tell us how much you spent on clearing these messes every month let alone every year? Wll the Council Tax increase accordingly next April?
Lam Tran

14 October 2017

I also agree with the earlier comment about the council's employees. Today, on Tooting High Street, which was packed with Saturday shoppers, I watched a council street sweeper spit a great load of phlegm out on the pavement. It was so disgusting I was nearly sick. I would rather be walking through the rubbish than phlegmy pavements. In fact, my sister's children were given the TB jab as babies by the GP because children living in Tooting are considered to be at high risk of contracting TB due the the number of people spitting on pavements. Can't the council do something about this, starting with their disgusting employee. It's a public health risk.
Sinead Adkins

14 October 2017

I also agree with the earlier comment about the council's employees. Today, on Tooting High Street, which was packed with Saturday shoppers, I watched a council street sweeper spit a great load of phlegm out on the pavement. It was so disgusting I was nearly sick. I would rather be walking through the rubbish than phlegmy pavements. In fact, my sister's children were given the TB jab as babies by the GP because children living in Tooting are considered to be at high risk of contracting TB due the the number of people spitting on pavements. Can't the council do something about this, starting with their disgusting employee. It's a public health risk.
Sinead Adkins

14 October 2017

Glad to see effort on clearing flytipping and rubbish on streets especially in Graveney, appalled at how little the local Councillors do for the area.
Anusha Vamadeva

14 October 2017

Ten years or so ago, in a property I let in Tooting Bec, I ended up with Somali immigrants as tenants, on housing benefit. Not only did one of them not pay her rent for 2 months, keeping the housing benefit for herself, but I later discovered that they had dumped a very expensive 3-seater sofa and matching armchair (originally bought from Harrods by my mother) on the pavement in Tooting Bec Road. Needless to say, they never reimbursed me.
Bob

14 October 2017

I commend the staff, although only a small number of flytippers get fined I understand that teams are so small as they have been cut to the bone. I work in local government and understand how hard council officers find it to do their jobs properly. Fly tipping is terrible in Wandsworth . I see dumped rubbish every single day and it's getting worse. I'm looking out of my flat now to a huge pile of furniture dumped in our car park. The fines should be tripled and the culprits named and shamed on line.
Helen

13 October 2017

Well done in all your good efforts with flytipping,littering and cracking down on trade waste but is it just a crime for council dustman to drive off leaving waste on Wandsworth roads. I know plastic bags sometimes split for one reason or another. Should these council employed or contracted or work force be also fined for the same offence's. I'm sure it's not to much to ask for each refuge lorry to have broom and clear up their mess before driving off. There are health and safety and environmental issues here so it needs to be look out by council management.
David Cadman

13 October 2017

Thanks for the initiate and efforts. Try Crockerton Road. It's a pandemic down this road. Every day, someone's split bags of food rubbish, and shoes or household stuff dumped at the end of the road on the corner of Trinity Road. Some people just think other people's streets are ok as a bin and don't even bother with putting it in a bag. Keep up the good work and thank you.
Nathalie

13 October 2017

Thanks for your help. I recommend sending some people to Wildcroft Rd. Ive reported 4 sets of fly tipping in the last 10 days. 8 in the last month. Its relentless!
Filip Gavrilovic

13 October 2017