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Published: Wednesday, 7th December 2016

This is the third £400 Fixed Penalty Notice issued for fly-tipping.

This is since the council became one of the first local authorities to commit to the maximum penalty allowed by law.

The Local Environment Champion first contacted the Royal Borough of Greenwich on 8 November regarding a significant amount of fly-tipped, unsightly rubbish on the corner of Elmdene Road including a mattress, pillows, bags of household waste and piles of wood with dangerous, protruding rusty nails.

Royal Borough of Greenwich enforcement officers acted rapidly to have the rubbish removed and examine its contents to identify a culprit.

The identified suspect was interviewed two days later on the morning of 10 November; he admitted to the crime, and was promptly issued with a £400 fly-tipping Fixed Penalty Notice, which was paid in full.

Report a fly-tip for removal

'Face the full force of the law'

Councillor Jackie Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Environment, said: "Our issuing of the new £400 Fixed Penalty Notice for fly-tipping is gathering pace and I am especially grateful to the Environment Champion for her assistance in this case.

"The Royal Borough of Greenwich is absolutely committed to doing all we can to tackle fly-tipping but we cannot do it alone. The work of Environment Champions is pivotal for us in pursuing fly-tipping suspects to ensure that they face the full force of the law.

"I encourage residents who have any intelligence on suspected fly-tippers to get in touch with us confidentially. Together, we can turn the corner on fly-tipping in this borough for good."