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Flytippers fined almost £40,000 after operation in Redbridge

Redbridge Council issued 79 fines for flytipping following the June operation (credit: Redbridge Market)

Flytippers have been forced to pay fines totaling nearly £40,000 after a month long operation in Redbridge. 

Enforcement officers teamed up with the Street Cleansing team to target flytipping hotspots in the area once a week throughout June. 

They investigated and cleared up 300 different dumps of furniture, mattresses and bags of clothing.

While trying to find the evidence needed to track down those responsible, one unlucky officer discovered a pig’s head. 

Cleaners removing dumped furniture and other rubbish (credit: Redbridge Council)

The operation resulted in 79 fines being issued for flytipping and 49 fines being sent out for littering. Overall, £38,950 was taken from the culprits. 

Most of the fines were issued to people in the Loxford, Goodmayes, Clementswood, and Ilford Town areas. 

The initiative will now be rolled out regularly over the next few months. 

A fly-tipping hot spot in Redbridge (credit: Redbridge Council)

“The new joined up initiative between our Street Cleansing Team and Enforcement Officers is another string to our bow in the fight against grime crime in the borough,” said Councillor John Howard, Cabinet Member for Civic Pride.

“Dumping rubbish and destroying our environment is a criminal offence and we will not tolerate it.

“All our residents deserve to live in a clean and safe environment. This is especially important now in the face of this pandemic. It is up to all of us to keep our streets clean, and report those we see flytipping.

“The council won’t hesitate to bring down the full weight of the law to prosecute those caught making a mess of our borough.”

Residents can report flytips in the borough here

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