The successful Don’t Mess With Croydon – Take Pride campaign, cracking down on fly-tipping and littering in the borough, has now reached 225 successful prosecutions since it launched in 2014.
Some of the most recent convictions have been for dumping household items, including a fridge, three-seater sofa and computer equipment on the highway, despite Croydon Council offering a free bulky item collection service for residents.
Other offences include dumping trade on roads, garden waste in Grange Park and leaving skips on the road without proper permits.
Other successes during the campaign have seen 39 vans associated with fly-tipping seized and a national award-winning effort by the council and our hundreds of Street Champions to keep the borough clean.
The Don’t Mess With Croydon app, supplied by Love Clean Streets, is available on both the App Store and Google Play Store. Reporting on the app pinpoints where the fly-tip is and goes directly to the right team who can organise for it to be cleared within 24 hours.
“Don’t Mess With Croydon – Take Pride has gone from strength to strength and we will always look to take action against those who blight our communities.
“Our staff work hard to bring offenders to justice while our Don’t Mess With Croydon app has made it easier than ever before to report fly-tips to the right team to deal with the problem.
“A huge thank you to our Street Champions who organise events throughout the borough to help keep our parks clear of litter.
“If someone can take rubbish to a park, green space or public highway and dump it they are capable of disposing of it properly.”
Councillor Stuart Collins, deputy leader – Clean Green Croydon