Keeping our borough clean and tidy
We are proud of our borough, especially our parks and open spaces. Most of us put our litter in the bin, clean up after our dogs and dispose of unwanted belongings responsibly. Even so, we spend £2 million a year keeping our streets clean and tidy.
People who drop litter or do not clean up after their dog may be given a fixed penalty notice. This is £100 for dog fouling and £80 for litter. There is a reduction for paying the fine within the first 10 days.
Our environmental enforcement officers work across the borough issuing fixed penalty notices to those who are seen dropping litter. They can issue fixed penalty notices for littering in the borough using the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (section 87 and 88) and through a Public Spaces Protection Order (dog fouling) 2015.
During 2015 we ran environmental enforcement pilot scheme across a limited area to help keep the borough clean and tidy. The scheme was designed to tackle low level littering such as throwing a cigarette end away without thinking about who comes along to clean it up and to catch people who leave dog mess. The pilot has now expanded to cover a number of other environmental crime offences.
- Depositing Litter - Section 87 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA) under section 88 to include littering, chewing gum, cigarette butts and spitting
- Fly posting - Anti Social Behaviour Act 2003 s43
- Dog Fouling - Anti Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 Public Spaces Protection Order 2015 (Dog Fouling)
- Graffiti - Anti Social Behaviour Act 2003 s43
- Exposing vehicles for sale on a road - Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 s3
- Repairing vehicles on a road - Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 s3
- Unauthorised distribution of literature on designated land Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA) s3a
- Failure to comply with a litter clearance notice - Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA) s92c/94a
- Failure to produce waste documents (waste transfer notes) Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA) s34(5) and regulations made under s34(6)/34(a)
- Prohibition on unauthorised or harmful deposit, treatment or disposal etc. of waste (fly tipping) Environmental Protection Act 1990 s33 (1)a
- Failure to produce street trading licence on demand - London Local Authorities Act 1990 (as amended) s34 (3)
- Unlicensed street trading - London Local Authorities Act 1990 (as amended) s38 (1)