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Street signs spell trouble for flytippers

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16 September 2016

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Cllr Daniel Anderson, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, saw a sign this week, warning people that if they dump their rubbish they face a fixed penalty notice of up to £200, or even court action, if they don’t clean up their act.

Cllr Daniel Anderson, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, saw a sign this week, warning people that if they dump their rubbish they face a fixed penalty notice of up to £200, or even court action, if they don’t clean up their act.

Each year Enfield Council spends £4.5m cleaning up the borough. The new ‘We are Watching You’ campaign sees a number of prominent posters being placed throughout the borough which focuses on the unacceptable amount of household rubbish, building waste and other materials which are dumped on the borough's streets every day.

This week Cllr Anderson visited Mount Pleasant in Cockfosters, where a new sign has been erected after complaints of flytipping and litter in the area.

Cllr Anderson said “Enfield Council wants residents to be responsible and clean up after themselves by making sure they dispose of their waste properly instead of leaving it for others to clear up. This sign is a clear message to those who think it fine to mess up our borough - don't - or face the consequences! 

“Residents expect to see clean and tidy streets and fly tipping blights our borough and disrespects us all. Enough already! Let me be clear, we take a zero tolerance approach to fly tippers and will not hesitate to hit those caught fouling our environment with an on the spot fixed penalty notice of £200.

“Enfield Council is working hard to keep our borough clean and our litter teams and flytip crews patrol the borough each and every day targeting hotspots.

"Remember that less spent clearing up fly tips means more money spent on vital services."

Enfield Council offers a service for electrical, non-electrical and furniture collections. You can also request a free furniture collection from the British Heart Foundation, or take items to our recycling centres.

Enfield Council is also urging residents to help the council keep the borough clean by reporting incidents of fly tipping online. The council website makes services more accessible than ever before and residents who sign up for an Enfield Connected account will be able to make payments, learn about job opportunities and see what is happening in their community as well as report problems.