London,
27
October
2015
|
16:29
Europe/London

Monster results for Clean Camden campaign at Halloween

In the week leading up to Halloween Camden Council has taken action in 150 cases of residential and business waste fly-tipping.

The Clean Camden campaign was launched in November 2013 and is proving successful in raising the profile of littering, fly tipping and dog fouling issues and reducing the impact of these across Camden.

The Autumn Clean Camden campaign which ran from 12 October to 23 October tackled specifically the problems caused by fly-tipping, rubbish being left out outside collection times and days and dog fouling.

The campaign had a success of 85 education letters sent to residents for fly tipping and 65 business waste offences. Fixed penalty notices were also issued for littering during the two week period. Numerous patrols took place which included 48 residential fly-tipping hotspot and 12 dog fouling hotspot.

Councillor Meric Apak, Camden Council Cabinet Member for Sustainability and Environment, said:

“Rubbish dumpers need to be afraid not just of ghosts and ghouls this Halloween but of being tracked down and made to pay for their anti-social behaviour. These results demonstrates that Camden won’t tolerate this type of behaviour.

“Most people realise the environmental damage caused by fly-tipping but there’s also the cost of cleaning up afterwards, at a time when every penny counts to Camden and our residents, in such a difficult financial climate for local authorities.

“The message is clear, if you dump rubbish in Camden you won’t get away with it, we will track you down and use legal powers to take enforcement action.”