How to report environmental crime

Environmental crime is any action that has a negative effect on our surroundings. We can take action against individuals committing these offences.

Report a fly-tipper or someone committing an environmental crime

In order to prosecute a fly-tipper or an individual committing an environmental crime, we need to gather evidence. You can help by giving us details such as:

  • the name of the individual committing the offence if you know who it is
  • a description of the individual
  • uniforms or vehicles that can identify the company that the individual works for
  • the time and location you saw them committing the offence.

What you can report

Environmental crime can include:

  • littering or fly-tipping
  • fly-posting or graffiti
  • abandoned vehicles
  • unlicensed scrap metal collectors
  • untaxed vehicles.

Zero tolerance

The Royal Borough of Greenwich takes a zero tolerance approach to dealing with environmental crime. If someone commits a crime against the environment, there will be consequences.

Actions we take include:

  • issuing £75 spot fines for littering
  • issuing £400 spot fines for illegally dumping rubbish
  • seizing vehicles used to illegally dump rubbish or used by unregistered persons to transfer waste
  • prosecution
  • serving notices on owners or occupiers for untidy or overgrown gardens that cause nuisance
  • serving statutory notices
  • serving community protection notices.

Pay a fine for an environmental crime

Street cleanliness

If you want the Council to clear a fly-tip, litter or other street cleanliness issues but don't have the details of people committing an environmental crime, you can report it on Fix My Street.

Report a street cleaning issue