Tip-offs to tackle illegal waste dumping

Fly-tippers in Edmonton may be getting a personal visit from Enfield Council officers following recent concerns raised by residents in the area.

Enfield Council’s enforcement team has been stepping up door-to-door visits in the area, in an effort to gather intelligence and to make sure those guilty of fly-tipping get the punishment they deserve – namely a £400 fixed penalty notice (FPN).

Officers and residents have noted the alleyway between Winchester and Chichester Roads in Haselbury ward in particular has become a dumping ground for surplus domestic waste along with bed-bases, mattresses and furniture from end of tenancy clearances.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Guney Dogan, said: “The majority of people in Enfield are law-abiding and proud of where they live. There are a few people that choose not to abide by the few simple rules about disposing of waste. It’s against the law to fly-tip and yet, we have even had reports of some people tearing down posters warning of the FPNs.

“As a result, we are responding to residents’ concerns to tackle this problem head-on by carrying out regular enforcement patrols. We are also considering the use of CCTV equipment to identify those responsible for these offences. We will take swift action and we make no excuses for executing a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to rubbish dumping.”

Where offenders are identified, they will receive a £400 FPN and could also face prosecution. Fly-tipping includes: dumping extra black bags of rubbish beside wheelie bins and litter bins known as ‘side-waste’, bags of clothes dumped outside closed charity shops, pieces of furniture abandoned on the pavement, as well as other items.

Fly-tipping is any waste which has not been disposed of correctly. Waste should be placed in your wheelie bin or sack provided by the Council, given to a licensed waste company or disposed of at a licensed refuse disposal site.

If anyone in the area has witnessed incidences of fly-tipping, they can speak directly to Enfield Council officers about making a statement. In addition, you can report fly-tipping on our website.

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