More Fly-tipping In Putney

As Wildcroft Road used to dump building rubbish


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This is the most recent tweet by Filip Gavrilovic of flytipping on Wildcroft Road in Putney, back in May he tweeted

The relatve degree or 'remoteness' of the road on Putney Heath results in the fly-tippers feeling they are less likely to be disturbed.

Cllr Steffi Sutters (pictured above) said: "Fly-tipping is a blight across London and in Wandsworth we take it very seriously. The council employs a litter squad whose job is to investigate flytips and issue fines to offenders and in the last year more than 5,000 litterers and fly-tippers have been fined.

"Our message to people who dump rubbish on our streets is 'we will find you and we will fine you' but we also need the public's help in helping us identify perpetrators.

"While the rubbish dumped in Wildcroft Road is absolutely appalling, I am pleased to say that it's the exception rather than the norm and the most recent Government figures show that our enforcement efforts are having an impact. Despite being the largest and most populated inner-London borough, Wandsworth accounts for less than 1.2 per cent of all flytips across the capital’s 33 boroughs."

The maximum penalty that can be imposed by the courts following conviction for a serious fly-tip offence is an unlimited fine and/or a prison sentence of up to five years.

People having work done on their properties should always check with their builders and any other contractors precisely how they will be disposing of any waste materials to avoid committing any offences. They should be extremely wary of anyone knocking on their doors unannounced and offering to take away their rubbish. They may unknowingly be giving waste to cowboy waste contractors that often drive around residential areas looking for homes that are being refurbished or cleared and approach the owner offering to take any refuse away for a cut price rate.

However, instead of taking it to a proper waste disposal site and paying the appropriate fees, they simply dump it somewhere nearby, often in parks or other open spaces.

In these cases it is not just the fly-tipper who is committing a crime, the householder who paid them to take their waste away is also liable under the law.

Anyone with information about rubbish being dumped should telephone (020) 8871 6396 or email .

August 10, 2018

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