And asks residents to participate in the effort to control illegal mess
Enforcement Officer investigating a flytip in Wandsworth
Enforcement teams from the Council 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.
Wandsworth 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.
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 have issued 134 penalty charge notices to local traders for not complying with the law.
Enforcement officer Jeanette Mahoney says, “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
August 4, 2017