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Published: Thursday, 10th November 2016

Maximum penalty issued as Royal Borough continues to crack down on fly-tippers.

A second £400 Fixed Penalty Notice for fly-tipping - the maximum penalty allowed by law - has been issued to another business in Royal Greenwich. The Plumstead Road business was also fined £300 for failing to produce the correct waste transfer documents and a further £100 for the cost of investigation and removal of the fly tipped materials, taking the total fines to £800.

Caught in the act

The food business first aroused the suspicion of Royal Borough of Greenwich enforcement officers on 29 September at approximately 9pm when CCTV footage showed two black sacks of rubbish being fly-tipped on the public highway.

The business rate payer for the premises was then called to interview by Royal Borough of Greenwich officers. The individual admitted to the offence and the business was subsequently fined for its illegal activity including failing to produce adequate waste transfer documents.

'We're asking for your help'

Cabinet Member for Community Safety & Environment Councillor Jackie Smith said: "We continue to do all we can to tackle fly-tipping in the borough but we also recognise that we cannot do this alone. That's why we're asking for your help. There are two actions you can take to support our campaign:

  • Report it confidentially to us - if you have intelligence on who is committing a fly-tip, we will investigate and do our very best to catch the perpetrators.
  • Help us ensure this borough is kept free from litter and fly-tipped materials.

"Join our growing Environment Champions scheme and partner with us to litter-pick and participate in community action days. Through working together, we can turn the corner on fly-tipping in this borough for good."

Report an issue

If you would like to report a fly tip for removal, please do so through Fix My Street

For more information on our Environment Champions Scheme and how to join, email cleaner@royalgreenwich.gov.uk.