Richmond Lib Dem Council Gets Tough on Fly Tipping With Increased Fines of up to £1,000

15 Feb 2024

This change to local policy increases the Fixed Penalty Notice charge for those caught fly-tipping from £400 to £1000, following a change in government legislation. 
The Lib Dem’s environment lead, Julia Neden-Watts, said: 
"We want the borough's streets to be kept clean, green and safe for everyone. 
"There is no excuse for fly-tipping in Richmond upon Thames. We have re-use and recycling services at Townmead Road, as well as a bulky waste collection service for those who prefer larger items to be picked up from their property. We have regular domestic waste and recycling collections from households, and local recycling sites for those without a kerbside recycling collection service. We've also introduced a programme of mega skips across the borough to help residents dispose of unwanted items responsibly and conveniently.

"Fly-tipping is anti-social, harmful to wildlife, and an eyesore. It's especially offensive to those who live or work nearby and dispose of their waste responsibly.

"From now on, anyone who is found to have fly-tipped will face a fine of up to £1,000."

The penalty will be reduced to £500 if paid within ten days.