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Fly-tippers in Enfield slapped with higher penalty

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13 January 2017

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Fly-tippers caught dumping rubbish on Enfield's streets will now face fines of £400, after the Council doubled the penalty charge rate from £200.

  • Enfield Council getting tough on fly-tippers
  • New higher penalty of £400 introduced for those caught dumping
  • Council spends £4.5m a year keeping the borough clean

Fly-tippers caught dumping rubbish on Enfield's streets will now face fines of £400 after the Council doubled the penalty charge rate from £200, made possible as a result of new powers from the Deposit of Waste (Fixed Penalties) Regulations 2016.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said: "Increasing the fine to £400 for those caught fly-tipping not only brings us into line with the rest of London, but also gives out a strong, clear message that if we catch you trashing our borough you'll pay a harsh penalty for the privilege.

"The Council spends £4.5 million a year keeping the borough clean and residents are absolutely sick and tired putting up with people who think it’s OK to dump all manner of rubbish on our streets. It's not, and it’s time for those responsible to pay the price.

"We're investing considerable time and effort into identifying and catching the people who seem intent on undermining our beautiful borough. Quite simply, it's not OK to fly tip or drop litter.

"There are plenty of legal ways of disposing of waste and we urge people to dispose of it in the correct, lawful way. It’s either that, or pay up."

Residents can report fly-tipping and other issues by visiting rubbish dumping and litter.

You can find out how to dispose of waste legitimately by visiting rubbish and recycling.