On-the-spot fines issued during fly-tip crackdown

 

A recent fly-tipping crackdown by the council following complaints by residents has seen on-the-spot fines handed down to offenders.

Eight £80 FPNs were issued following the three-night operation that targeted streets in Broad Green, Thornton Heath and Selhurst.

The offences included fly-tipping, urinating and dog fouling.

It is the latest crackdown in the council’s Don’t Mess With Croydon – Take Pride campaign to tackle fly-tipping and littering and ensure the borough’s streets remain clean and tidy.

This month’s operation was also used as an opportunity for council officers to educate residents on the correct ways of disposing of their waste.

“This is a great result and a reminder to those who think they can dump rubbish in the streets that they will be caught and hit with a hefty fine.

“This three-night operation is by no means a one-off and we’ll continue to monitor these areas to ensure our streets remain clean and free of rubbish.

“We’re grateful to the residents of Broad Green, Selhurst and Thornton Heath for bringing these problems to our attention. It goes to show that if we’re told about fly-tipping in certain areas of our borough, we won’t hesitate to take action.”

Councillor Stuart Collins, deputy leader – Clean Green Croydon

Since launching the Don’t Mess campaign in summer 2014, the council has issued more than 800 fixed penalty notices and prosecuted fly-tippers through the courts, including a man jailed for six months in May for dumping 42 tonnes of waste in Waddon.

You can report fly-tipping by calling our dedicated fly-tipping hotline on 020 8604 7000 or email flytip@croydon.gov.uk. You can also report a problem via our My Croydon smartphone app.

For more information about the campaign, visit: www.croydon.gov.uk/dontmess

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