WHPARA

Our generally tidy area is sometimes let down by dumping, overflowing bins and sometimes just plain thoughtlessness, and it’s important to bring these things to the Council’s attention. To report incidents of fly-tipping, fly-posting, dog fouling and similar, go to the Council’s Street Cleaning page; it’s easy to report such incidents and the council does take them seriously and will usually act promptly. In the case of fly-tipping it is especially useful if you have evidence of who’s responsible, especially photographic.

Clean Islington App

The new Clean Islington app, available for free for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone, allows you to report issues directly to the Council; notification of environmental issues such as dog fouling, fly-posting, fly-tipping, graffiti and overflowing bins can be sent straight from your mobile phone or tablet. More info on the Islington website, and you can download the app from the appropriate store.

Fix My Street

Here you can report, view, or discuss local problems, such as graffiti, fly tipping, broken paving slabs, or street lighting, in a wider geographical area. More info on their website.

Fly Tipping

It is a criminal offence to fly-tip and Enforcement Officers regularly catch and fine fly-tippers. Officers can now issue on-the-spot Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) of up to £400. For serious offences fines can be up to £50,000 or 12 months imprisonment (or both) if convicted in a magistrates’ court. The council removes any fly-tipped waste, except from private land within 24 hours of it being reported.

Reporting a fly-tip

If you discover a fly-tip, visually inspect the site but do not touch it. Report it by using the Clean Islington app, online through My eAccount (select ‘Report an Environmental Problem’) or call 020 7527 2000.

If you spot someone fly-tipping, report it to Islington’s anti-social behaviour team so they can catch them out. Provide as much detail as you can. You can also call the ASB line on 020 7527 7272.