Operation Clean Streets
Haringey Council is tackling the issues of flytipping, littering and street cleanliness with Operation Clean Streets – a set of robust new measures designed to ensure the borough’s streets are kept clean.
It includes a drive to target flytipping – cleaning them up and working to track down the people who dump them – and abolishing unsightly roadside rubbish bags with carefully-planned timed collection slots, new communal bins for some flats, and boxes to store street-sweeper waste.
Find out more about some of the measures we have introduced and a round-up of the enforcement activity being carried out.
Tactical Enforcement and ASB officers continue to carry out late night and early morning waste enforcement across the borough. Between April and June 2017, 42 fly tipping fixed penalty notices have been issued during these operations.
The operation follows on from previous education and advice that has been given to residents and businesses on how to dispose of their waste lawfully. We are taking a zero tolerance approach to fly tipping and enforcement officers are issuing £400 fixed penalty notices. Prosecution cases are also being taken against repeat fly tipping offenders.
On Monday 19 October 2015, Tactical and Street Enforcement Officers carried out an inspection on Stoneleigh Road Car Park as part of Operation Twilight due to reports of unlawfully deposited waste and rodent issues.
Large amounts of waste were found in the car park, including a large commercial fridge on the public highway and a mattress on the roof of a building.
After carrying out further investigations, eight fixed penalty notices of £75 each were issued before our waste services managed the clean up.
Below are some before and after photographs:
Wood Green’s Litter bins
This spring has seen a revamp of Wood Greens litter bins
New litter bins of different shapes and sizes have sprung up across the area, helping us to keep our streets clean and free from litter.
Please see the Operation Clean Streets - More latest News - (PDF 683) to see some of the other projects that have happened in spring 2015.
Enforcement and Clean-ups
Since September 2015 we have issued 330 fixed penalty notices for littering, given 5 people cautions and begun prosecutions of 13 people.
In September 2015
- We cleared 2,731 fly tips
- We collected all reported fly-tipping on main roads within 6 hours and on residential roads within 24 hours
- A total of 73 fixed penalty notices were served for various littering and fly tipping offences
- Four fixed penalty notices (£75) were issued for the unlawful deposit of commercial waste and fifteen enforcement notices were served on businesses – ordering them to clean up dumped rubbish or face further action
- There were 18 prosecutions for offences under the Environmental Protection Act (fly tipping or littering)
- Our contractors Veolia received over 10,896 requests for services and over 1,000 of these requests related to fly-tipping
New collection times are being introduced in roads where properties do not have enough space to store rubbish.
The new time period to leave rubbish out will be only one hour and we will collect it shortly afterwards, leaving the street clean and tidy until the next timed collection. We will also be moving the evening collections to an earlier time to make it more convenient for shops to have their rubbish collected.
If people leave rubbish out on other streets or at any other time, they could face a fine or prosecution.
To find out more see the Timed Collections page.
Cleaner High Roads
Wood Green and Tottenham High Roads are benefitting from a range of measures designed to keep them clean and tidy. These include new litter bins, boxes to tidy away street sweeper waste and new timed collection periods.
A new street cleaning vehicle is now in operation in Tottenham High Road. The vehicle is used to collect rubbish bags and also includes a pressure washer for cleaning pavements and bins.
There is also a new programme for jet washing bins and pavements in Wood Green.
The council is working hard to tackle the issue of flytipping and in particular focuses on ‘hotspot’ areas, where flytipping happens frequently.
We regularly visit hotspots to clean up, try to trace those responsible and remind residents how to dispose of rubbish responsibly.
New bins and boxes
New litter and dual recycling/rubbish bins are being installed around the borough, making it easier for you to get rid of rubbish and recycle on the go. We are also installing roadside boxes where street sweepers can leave the waste they collect before it is taken away by the rubbish lorry.
How to report problems
Report fly-tipping, dumped rubbish, missed bin collections and more using our online Report a Problem form.