Merton Council


Fly-tipping and Fixed Penalty Notice charge increases

Description: 

We would like your views on how fly-tipping affects you and the area you live in. Fly-tipping, the illegal dumping of waste in unauthorised areas, impacts the cleanliness and well-being of our borough.

This survey aims to better understand how fly-tipping affects our residents and their communities and seeks to investigate strategies for further reducing the incidence of fly-tipping in the borough.

We would also like your views on proposals to increase Fixed Penalty Notice (FPNs) charges for littering and fly-tipping offenses. We currently have two types of maximum FPN charges: 

  • Fly-tipping: Maximum fine of £400  
  • Littering: Maximum fine of £150  

The Government has increased the maximum amount that the council can fine for fly-tipping and littering, and we can now legally fine: 

  • Fly-tipping: Maximum fine of £1000 
  • Littering: Maximum fine of £500 

We would like your views on whether we should increase the amount we fine people for littering and fly-tipping to the new maximum or to another figure. 

Consultation start date 20 May 2024
Consultation end date 01 July 2024
Take part in Fly-tipping and Fixed Penalty Notice charge increases

For more information about this engagement, please contact:

Organisation
Consultation run by: Corporate Services
Contact
Mr Kris Witherington
Contact Numbers
Phone: 020 8545 3896



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