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Fly-tipping businesses in Eltham fined £1,600

Four local businesses who dumped waste in an alleyway have been fined £400 each – the maximum penalty allowed by law.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich acted quickly after unsightly rubbish including cardboard boxes, black sacks and even a chair were left piled up near Passey Place in Eltham.

Eltham Police team reported the eyesore in January 2017 and Council enforcement officers quickly removed the waste and examined the contents to identify the culprits. Fixed Penalty Notices totalling £1,600 were issued to the offending businesses over the next few days. 

Cllr Jackie Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Environment, said:  

"The Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to punishing fly-tippers who show blatant disregard to our community including, in this instance, the customers they serve. We have a zero-tolerance approach to this crime and will always issue the maximum £400 Fixed Penalty Notice wherever relevant.  Thank you to our residents who continue to alert us to fly-tipping and share intelligence on suspected culprits. By working together we can help crack down on fly-tipping in the borough for good.”  

If you have intelligence on suspected fly-tippers, please email: envirocrime@royalgreenwich.gov.uk.

All information will be treated confidentially.

You can report a fly-tip for removal by visiting: https://greenwich.fixmystreet.com/