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True cost of being a “tosser” revealed by Enfield Council

Published Thursday, 04 February 2016

The money spent on cleaning up litter and fly tipping in Enfield could instead be used to pay for the resurfacing of roads or pavements figures released by the Council show.


Enfield Council launched its “Don’t Be a Tosser” campaign last week urging residents to take care of their streets and dispose of their waste properly, instead of dumping it on streets and open spaces for someone else to clean up.

Now it says that the £4.4 million it spends every year keeping the streets clean could instead be spent on resurfacing over 20km of roads or 18km of pavements and is appealing to residents to help it tackle the “tossers” by reporting suspicious behaviour, as well as fly tipping, so it can be cleared as quickly as possible.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said: “It is frankly disgraceful the amount of money we are forced to spend on keeping our streets clean because other people think it's OK to dump their rubbish on them.

“We’re urging people ‘Don’t be a tosser’ and hammering home that message by pointing out what the money could be spent on instead if people cleaned up after themselves.

“Residents can play their part in supporting our campaign by reporting any "tossers" to us if they spot them in action, or by reporting incidents of fly tipping online so we can clear them rapidly and keep the borough clean and tidy.”
Fly tipping is a criminal offence which carries a maximum penalty on conviction of six months imprisonment and a fine of up to £25,000.

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