Lambeth: New fly tipping crackdown

29 January 2024

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Lambeth Council is stepping up patrols in the borough’s five town centres to crack down on fly-tipping which is both an enviro-crime that blights communities and a waste of public money to address.

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Lambeth: New fly tipping crackdown

Illegally dumped commercial and household waste will be investigated by the team before it is cleared away, and where possible fines will be issued to those responsible.

Local people are being asked to report fly tipping via the council website to help the patrols.

Cllr Rezina Chowdhury, Lambeth Council deputy leader and Cabinet Member for Sustainable Lambeth and Clean Air, said: “We know the majority of our residents and businesses act responsible and dispose of their waste the right way. But those that either can’t be bothered or are looking for shortcuts will be held to account for their anti-social behaviour.

“Residents often highlight fly-tipped waste to us and we have a responsive service that clears our streets. But this costs public money, money that would be much better spent on services to support our residents, especially at a time when local government is under incredible strain.”

The five town centres being targeted are Brixton, Streatham, Clapham, Waterloo and West Norwood during the four week blitz.

Lambeth residents are asked to remember to use the right bins for their household waste and put out their rubbish on the right days. Business are responsible for disposing of their waste in line with legal guidelines and also asked to doing everything they can to reduce, reuse and recycle any waste they produce.

To report any waste or recycling issues visit the council website at