400 x £400 FPNs for fly-tipping
Published: 4 October 2017
Enforcement officers have issued 400 £400 penalties for fly-tipping around the Borough so far this year.
Fly-tippers are caught in several ways. Evidence is gathered by sifting through the rubbish and finding clues to the identity of the culprit. Sharp eyed CCTV operatives are also on the look-out for suspicious behaviour and reports from the public go a long way to helping the Council.
Councillor Sheila Bain, Cabinet Member for Civic Pride, said:
“Fly-tipping is one of the issues we spend too much time and money on in Redbridge.
“It beggars belief that in a borough that still has free bulky waste collections, anyone feels the need to use the cover of night to dump rubbish in our streets.
“£400 isn’t a price worth paying when residents can have their old mattresses, furniture or white goods picked up for free.
“We have a zero-tolerance approach to those who continue to flout the law and disrespect the Borough’s people and environment. They face far heftier fines and penalties when we use the full weight of the legal system against them.”