Flytipping enforcement efforts continue
Published: Wednesday 23rd August 17
The council’s enforcement teams are continuing to crack down on the small minority of people who make a mess on local streets.
In July, enforcement officers issued 263 fines for littering, 8 fines for littering from a vehicle and successfully tracked down and fined 13 flytippers. The team has also taken action against businesses that don’t properly manage their waste and they have issued 84 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 Rodney Koo said, “We are out every day searching for evidence within flytips to catch those responsible for ruining our borough’s streets. We often speak to local people who feel their area is being disrespected by those who simply dump waste out in public.
“We rely on information from local people to start our investigations. If you have any information 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.”
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 Environment and Attractive Neighbourhood project with support from the Wandsworth Grant Fund
- Find the next Wandle Trust clean-up day at www.wandletrust.org
- Contact email@example.com to find out more about how you can help #KeepWandsworthClean