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Net closes in on Lower Hall Lane's fly-tipping menace

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14 June 2017

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A fly-tipping menace who calls himself 'Jason', suspected of dumping tonnes of waste at Lower Hall Lane near the North Circular Road, is being hunted by waste enforcement officers and the Police.

 
- Man and vehicle caught on CCTV could be key to cracking fly-tipping case
- Lower Hall Lane has been blighted by fly-tippers
- Fly-tippers could end up being issued with an unlimited fine and a criminal record


A fly-tipping menace who calls himself 'Jason', suspected of dumping tonnes of waste at Lower Hall Lane near the North Circular Road, is being hunted by waste enforcement officers and the Police.

The driver of a tipper-truck, filmed by CCTV cameras, is being sought in relation to numerous instances of fly-tipping in the east of Enfield that have blighted the area for several weeks.

Individuals have been approached by 'Jason' to have their waste taken away. The same waste has then been fly-tipped instead of being disposed of legally, often using a four-door tipper truck with the registration plate NG54 0BA, which has been caught on CCTV. However, the DVLA has no details of the vehicle, its owner or insurance related to the truck.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said: “Enfield Council is the most pro-active authority in the country in dealing with fly-tipping and we have installed CCTV in various ‘hotspots’ across the Borough to help in our efforts to catch the culprits. However, we also need witness statements and I would therefore urge anyone with any information on 'Jason' to come forward.

“Fly-tipping is illegal, irresponsible and encourages further environmental crime. We want to build strong communities which people are proud to call home and adopt a zero tolerance approach to illegal activity. We will act quickly, decisively and forcefully to tackle fly-tipping.”

Enfield Council mounted a new CCTV camera at Lower Hall Lane which caught Jason seven times on film between March and May fly-tipping between the hours of 8pm and 10pm. The cost of clearing up Jason’s fly-tipped waste alone has come in at approximately £1,341. That's more than a full-time adult worker’s monthly salary on the minimum wage*.

In the last financial year, 44 fixed penalty notices were issued by Enfield Council for fly-tipping. An FPN for fly-tipping will now set you back £400, but more severe penalties can be issued in the form of a prosecution and an unlimited fine. A conviction will also mean a criminal record.
If you pay anyone to remove and dispose of your waste who is not a registered waste carrier and this is found fly-tipped, you may face enforcement action too. Therefore, if you pay for someone to take your waste away always ask to see a copy of their registered waste carrier’s certificate. To check if someone is registered to take your waste away, go to the Environment Agency’s website - https://environment.data.gov.uk/public-register/view/search-waste-carriers-brokers.

If you have any information at all regarding the incidents at Lower Hall Lane, or any other fly-tipping, you can report it easily online and anonymously by going to https://new.enfield.gov.uk/services/rubbish-and-recycling/rubbish-and-litter/fly-tipping-and-litter/


 *The national living wage for a worker over the age of 25 is £7.50 per hour. Source: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates