To ensure high standards of waste disposal in our borough, we have set up the Enfield Waste Enforcement Unit. Responsibilities of the Enfield Waste Enforcement Unit include:
- Fixed penalty notices
- Third-party waste disposal
- Disposal of waste by businesses
- Seized vehicles
Enfield Waste Enforcement Unit
To make sure everyone is disposing of rubbish in a courteous, safe and environmentally friendly way, we have set up the Enfield Waste Enforcement Unit.
The Enfield Waste Enforcement Unit is responsible for investigating:
- business non-compliance of Duty of Care for trade rubbish
- rubbish incorrectly presented for collection (residential and commercial)
- rubbish left on public and private land (residential and commercial)
Presenting or disposing of rubbish incorrectly
Residential and commercial rubbish must be presented for collection in the right way. If you are not leaving rubbish out in the correct way, we will advise you. If advice continues to be ignored, we will serve either a S.46 notice (for residents) or a S.47 notice (for commercial properties).
If this notice is not followed, a fixed penalty notice will be issued.
Illegal disposal of waste by third parties
All residents must make sure rubbish from properties is correctly disposed of, even if a third party disposes of rubbish for you.
If rubbish is illegally disposed of by an unlicensed waste carrier, formal enforcement action may be taken against the you and other parties responsible. You can check whether a waste carrier is licensed by visiting GOV.UK – public register.
Businesses disposing of rubbish
Businesses have a legal responsibility to safely contain and legally dispose of any rubbish they produce. They must also hold a valid waste transfer note from their current contractor, which our officers may ask to see. If a business fails to produce the correct documentation within seven days, a fixed penalty notice will be issued.
Fixed penalty notices
You may receive a fixed penalty notice if you commit waste offences. The following table gives details about the types and fees of fines which may be issued.
Fly-tipping (including dumped household waste)
Breach of s80 Environmental Protection Act 1990 Notice for a Business
|Duty of Care - Household Waste||£400|
Failure to produce waste transfer notes or current trade waste agreement following a Producer Notice under s34 Environmental Protection Act 1990 (Duty of Care)
Breach of s47 Environmental Protection Act 1990 Notice - Business presentation and storage of waste
Breach of s80 Environmental Protection Act 1990 Notice for an individual
Litter or dumped waste (single item or sack)
Breach of s46 Environmental Protection Act 1990 Notice - Household presentation and storage of waste
|Breach of a Community Protection Notice||£100|
Vehicles used to commit waste offences can be seized without a warrant. They can be impounded by authorised council officers for the following reasons:
- If they are suspected of carrying waste without a valid waste carrier’s certificate under section 5A of the Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989
- If the vehicle has been or is about to be used in alleged offences of fly-tipping under section 34B of the Environmental Protection Act 1990
- Suspected breach of duty of care in regard to waste under section 34B of the Environmental Protection Act 1990
Any claims for a vehicle that has been seized under these regulations must be registered within 15 working days for consideration.
The documentation you need for a successful claim is stated on the seizure notice. Details of vehicles that have been seized can be viewed on this section. If no claims are registered within the 15 working days, vehicles can be disposed of.