Hammersmith & Fulham Council has fined two Fulham flytippers in a fight against illegal waste dumping.
It follows the news that H&F has slashed reports of flytipping by 32.6 per cent from 2022 to 2023.
Lillie Road resident Patrick Collier was fined £1,474 for littering after appearing at Westminster Magistrates Court on 24 January.
Collier was rumbled after officers from H&F’s Law Enforcement Team found illegally dumped waste on a footway in Lillie Road last May. Upon further investigation, Collier’s name was found on correspondence in one of the bin bags.
“Making our streets cleaner and more beautiful is central to everything we do,” said H&F Leader Cllr Stephen Cowan.
“That’s why we have taken a wide range of actions to stop flytipping which is why we’re getting such excellent results. We will always be vigilant as we strive to make Hammersmith & Fulham the best place to live and work in London.”
Collier was taken to court after failing to pay a fixed penalty notice – but did not attend court.
Meanwhile, Musard Road-resident Omar Mohamoud Ali pleaded guilty to flytipping at Westminster Magistrates Court.
His name was also discovered in correspondence found in illegally dumped waste in Disbrowe Road last May. Ali received a 12-month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay a £26 victim surcharge – a reduced charge due to health issues at the time.
Crackdown on litter
H&F achieved the largest reduction in flytipping last year of any London borough after we cut illegally dumped waste by 32.6 per cent.
During 2023, we almost doubled the number of fixed penalty notices handed out – from 1,454 in 2021-22 to 2,863 in 2022-23.
Detection of such illegal dumping is helped by H&F's extensive CCTV network, the densest anywhere in the country, backed by daily patrols.