Five residents and businesses hit with £80 fines for fly-tipping
PUBLISHED: 11:39 21 November 2016 | UPDATED: 11:39 21 November 2016
The council has launched a crackdown on people who illegally dump waste
Five residents and businesses were hit with £80 fines in September as the council continued its crackdown on fly-tipping.
Investigations revealed two separate bags of rubbish had been dumped on Southey Street Penge, which connected Techno Support Ltd and Mr Intesar Syed of High Street, Penge, to the waste.
A number of boxes, which were found beside the recycling bank in Waitrose car park Beckenham, were traced to Margareth Castiglione of Eden Park Avenue, along with a bag of household waste identifying Mrs Sarah Roberts of Eden Way, Beckenham.
In addition, a bag of household waste left by the side of a street litter bin in Leith Hill Orpington was linked to Mr B Gregory of Leith Hill Green.
Colin Smith, executive councillor for environment, said: Whether you’re a business or householder, you must take responsibility for getting rid of your waste legally and considerately, or face the consequences if you don’t.
“It is totally unacceptable to discard bags of rubbish on the street, in alleyways, parks or even alongside street recycling banks.”
Anyone seeing fly-tipping taking place can report the details to the council, with rewards of up to £500 available for information that leads to a successful prosecution.