Fly-tipping: Help us catch those illegally dumping rubbish

Wall of shame - CCTV appeal

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Wall of shame

The Haringey Wall of Shame has been created so you can help us catch those illegally dumping rubbish on our streets.

Fly tipping is rubbish dumped illegally onto the street, alleyways or on any private or public land. Fly-tipping is a crime that blights our streets in Haringey and across London. It is disgusting, selfish and costs taxpayers in Haringey more than £3million a year.

Our enforcement teams work non-stop to catch fly-tippers and we have tough measures to deal with those we catch. But we need your help to identify them and tackle fly-tipping.

Do you know any of these people caught on camera? If you do, get in touch.

Wall of Shame - August 2019

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Carbuncle Passage August 2019 - Wall of Shame

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Gladstone Mews August 2019 - Wall of Shame

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Havelock Road August 2019 - Wall of Shame

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Persistent Fly tipper August 2019 - Wall of Shame

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Case studies

Fly Tipping in Argyle Road, N17

  • December 2018, resident captured on CCTV fly tipping in Argyle Road, N17
  • Footage showed resident exit their property and proceed to fly tip site
  • Location is a known as a fly tip hot spot in Tottenham Hale Ward
  • The Anti Social Behaviour Enforcement Officer contacted the landlord of the property
  • A Notice was served on the landlord requiring they provide details of the resident that dumped the waste
  • The resident was identified and failed to attend a formal interview at council offices
  • The resident was issued with a £400 fly tipping fixed penalty notice
  • The Enforcement Officer received positive feedback from the Housing Association who owns the CCTV camera

Fly Tipping in Seymour Avenue, N17

  • In December 2018 the enforcement service received a report of a resident captured on CCTV fly tipping in Seymour Avenue at the junction with Parkhurst Road, N17
  • The Anti Social Behaviour Enforcement Officer contacted the landlord of the property, who provided the details of his tenant
  • The tenant attended a formal interview at the council offices
  • The resident was issued with a £400 fly tipping fixed penalty notice, which has since been paid
  • The result was feedback to the resident that reported the incident and they were delighted with the outcome

What we need

Information

  • If you see or hear anything, please let us know, even the little details can help us. Useful things are a description of the offender, a name, address, description of any vehicles involved – such as model, make, colour and registration – even information on which direction they came from and left in.

Evidence

  • Without details like the above, the person reporting the fly-tip would need to have witnessed the rubbish being dumped and be prepared to provide a witness statement.

Photographs

  • Images of the dumped rubbish are a huge help in putting a case together for prosecution.

Quick tip-offs

  • If you see someone fly-tipping, or spot a fly-tip that wasn’t there before, let us know the time and date as soon as possible and we could track them down.

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What we do

£400 fines

  • This is the highest we are allowed to give. We’ve raised this from £80.

Get stuck in

  • Come rain or shine, our enforcement officers trawl through fly-tips for information that could lead to a fine or conviction.

Examine CCTV

  • We do have CCTV in some locations, but it’s not a silver bullet and we can’t put cameras everywhere. Surveillance takes up a huge amount of time and is often costly and unfruitful. Even when they are spotted on CCTV, they take steps to avoid identification. There are also restrictions on how we use evidence gathered on CCTV.

Designing out

  • There are fly-tipping hotspots across the borough that we are boarding up. Sometimes, within hours of us clearing sites, they are filled again. This aims to solve that problem.

Visit cards

  • When we clear a fly-tip we let residents know by leaving cards at your homes.

Crime scene tape

  • Fly-tipping is a crime, if you dump rubbish we will treat you like a criminal.

Posters

  • We want to make it clear that fly-tipping is not acceptable.

Joint work with police

  • Together we have more chance of tracking the offenders down.

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The facts

  • We spend more than £3million a year dealing with fly-tipping - money that could be going on other vital services. This is while we are facing budget cuts of £20million, on top of £160million we have already been forced to save.
  • Large scale fly-tipping can be punished with a £50,000 fine, or a prison sentence
  • If you give your rubbish to someone who does not have a licence and they dump it, the fly-tip will be traced back to you and you could be fined
  • We record littering such as dumped black bags as fly-tips, which some councils do not.

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Our latest successes

  • We have 155 street cleaning operatives working to keep Haringey clean each day
  • We empty 33,000 bins every day to keep Haringey clean
  • We collect 495,000 bins every fortnight to keep Haringey clean
  • We sweep 2,142km of streets every week to keep Haringey clean
  • We handle 1,800 fly-tipping reports every month
  • More than 1,500 people use My Haringey app every month to improve our streets

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Report it

If you see anyone dumping rubbish or have any information, let us know:

Report someone for dumping rubbish

To report dumped rubbish, register or log in to My Account, select “Add a Report”, and then select the category from the drop down menu.

You can also use the Our Haringey app to report this via your mobile phone while out and about.

Alternatively please contact the Veolia Haringey Contact Centre:

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Page Last Updated:

13 September 2019

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