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February
2019
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Camden council tackles environmental crimes in the borough

Camden Council’s cabinet agreed to raise the level of Fixed Penalty Notices for a range of environmental crimes at its meeting last night (Wednesday 20 February).

The council want to ensure that Camden is a clean, vibrant and sustainable place and that people spoiling the environment should face the consequences of their actions.

Councillor Adam Harrison, Cabinet Member for Improving Camden's Environment
“Fly-tipping, littering, and businesses putting their waste out wrong can have a huge impact on Camden’s streets. Invariably, taxpayers end up footing the bill to clean up after other people’s irresponsibility. Fixed Penalty Notice levels have not changed since 2006. So we want to take stronger action against those who commit these types of environmental crimes.”
Councillor Adam Harrison, Cabinet Member for Improving Camden's Environment

The council uses a range of powers to tackle illegal dumping from businesses and residents and will prosecute offenders of large-scale fly tipping through the courts where it is appropriate.

FPNs make up the majority of the council’s environmental enforcement activity as an alternative to expensive prosecutions, ensuring that straightforward cases do take up too much council time or burden the courts.

In April 2018, the Environmental Offences (Fixed Penalties) (England) 2007 Regulations came into force. These regulations increased the maximum level of fixed penalties that councils can impose for environmental offences.

If an FPN is paid within 10 days of issue the amount is reduced to the discount penalty.

The new penalties will be ratified at the Full Council meeting on Monday 25 February.

The revised FPNs charges will be introduced from Monday 1 April 2019.

Further information

FPN legislation rates from 1 April 2019 Camden’s FPN previous rates and new rates

Offence

Rates set by legislation

Current level

New level

Range

Minimum discounted penalty

Discounted penalty

Full penalty

Discounted penalty

Full penalty

Flytipping

£150 - £400

£120

£150

£200

£200

£400

Waste receptacles (presentation)

£75 - £110

£60

£60

£80

£80

£110

Dropping and leaving litter

£65 - £150

£50

£50

£80

£80

£100

FPNs issued in 2017 to 2018

Offence

Number issued

Fly tipping (section 33ZA)

155

Waste receptacles (presentation) (section 47) notice

71

Waste receptacles (presentation) (section 47) FPN

 

Dropping and leaving litter (section 87/88)

259

Fly Tip FPN levels across neighbouring boroughs

Authority

Discounted penalty

Full penalty

Camden (current)

£150

£200

Camden (new)

£200

£400

Barnet

No discount

£400

Brent

£350

£400

City of London

£180

£400

Haringey

No discount

£400

Islington

£200

£400

Westminster

£240

£400

Waste receptacles (presentation) FPN levels across neighbouring boroughs

Authority

Discounted penalty

Full penalty

Camden (current)

£60

£80

Camden (new)

£80

£110

Barnet

Info not provided

Info not provided

Brent

£60

£110

City of London

£60

£110

Haringey

Info not provided

Info not provided

Islington

£60

£110

Westminster

£75

£110

Dropping and leaving litter FPN levels across neighbouring boroughs

Authority

Discounted penalty

Full penalty

Camden (current)

£50

£80

Camden (new)

£80

£100

Barnet

No discount

£100

Brent

No discount

£100

City of London

£50

£80

Haringey

No discount

£150

Islington

£50

£80

Westminster

£95

£150