London boroughs dominate top 10 of flytipping penalties

Waste dumped in the shadow of the Olympic StadiumCredit: SWNS

Westminster tops the list having handed out 787 fines and collected around £130,000 according to council estimates.

Westminster City Council cabinet member for environment, sport and community David Harvey said with more businesses and visitors than any other destination in Europe, Westminster faced "unique circumstances".

Fly tipping is a serious offence - dirty streets and public spaces seriously affect people's quality of life.

Where we have to we issue fixed penalty notices in order to keep the city's streets clean and tidy and to ensure that our public spaces remain nice places for the millions of people living, working and visiting the city.

– DAVID HARVEY, WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCIL

Haringey in north London , which has one of England's highest levels of fly-tipping according to official statistics, handed out 288 penalty notices, and collected 103,000.

These are the figures for each borough that responded to a Freedom of Information request.

  • Barking and Dagenham: 48 fines, £4,250
  • Barnet: 126 fines
  • Bexley: 84 fines, £12,500
  • Brent: 141 fines, £14,341
  • Bromley: 3 fines
  • Camden: 84 fines, £450
  • Croydon: 10 fines, £3,200
  • Ealing: 40 fines, £117,450
  • Enfield: 50 fines, £5,600
  • Greenwich: 17 fines, £5,770
  • Hackney: 19 fines, £4000
  • Hammersmith & Fulham: 0 fines
  • Haringey: 288 fines, £103,000
  • Harrow: 6 fines, £1,200
  • Havering: 11 fines, £600
  • Hillingdon: 0 fines
  • Islington: 237 fines, £35,200
  • Lambeth: 13 fines, £3550
  • Lewisham: 46 fines, £9550
  • Newham: 116 fines, £48550
  • Redbridge: 284 fines, £69,600
  • Richmond upon Thames: 12 fines, £2,900
  • Southwark: 8 fines, £1750
  • Sutton: 0
  • Tower Hamlets: 0
  • Waltham Forest: 281 fines, £42,400
  • Westminster City Council: 741 fines, £130,000
  • TOTAL: 2,665 fines, £615,861
  • Last updated Thu 12 Oct 2017

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