Walsall Council cracks down on fly tipping in Nottingham Drive with enhanced measures

Walsall Council cracks down on fly tipping in Nottingham Drive with enhanced measures

As part of the Environmental Crime Scene Project, Walsall Council has taken decisive action to address the persistent fly-tipping in Nottingham Drive in Willenhall, implementing stricter measures and issuing a stern warning to perpetrators. 

The council has observed consistent illegal dumping of waste on the property, causing significant inconvenience and environmental concerns for residents and businesses. The area has now been cleared making it safe and healthy for residents.

The council’s multi-pronged approach includes fines of hundreds of pounds that will be issued to anyone caught illegally dumping waste on Nottingham Drive or within the borough and will pursue legal action against offenders using these measures.

In the past year, the council's community safety and enforcement service recorded 787 reports of fly-tipping with 497 litter fixed penalty notices and 22 fly-tipping fixed penalty notices being issued. With the use of CCTV cameras to capture footage, the team has cracked down on illegal dumping activities across the borough

Councillor Garry Perry, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Resilient Communities at Walsall Council, said: “The situation in Nottingham Drive has been unacceptable for far too long. We've listened to residents and businesses and are determined to tackle this issue head-on and using his multi-pronged approach aims to not only clean up the area but also prevent further instances.

" We urge everyone to dispose of their waste responsibly and correctly and this increased action is necessary to deter further fly-tipping and ensure the cleanliness and safety of our community. I continue to thank our community safety officers for their hard work in cracking down on fly tipping in the borough.”

To address overflowing bins and improper waste disposal, the council issued seven-day notices to residents with contaminated recycling bins, followed by removal of the bins along with excess waste from residential and commercial properties.

Letters have been sent to residents and businesses outlining the new measures and encouraging responsible waste disposal practices.

Bins have also been replaced with larger, secure containers with reverse lockable aperture lids to prevent bulky waste disposal. There will also be an Increase in residual waste collection for residents as a temporary measure.

For businesses, the council have replaced and secured padlocks on the property's rear entrance, removed excess waste and issued replacement keys while ensuring compliance with fire regulations

The council will continue to monitor the situation closely and adjust its approach as needed. Residents and businesses are encouraged to report any fly-tipping activity to the Council immediately: https://go.walsall.gov.uk/apply/myaccount-online-services/report-fly-tip

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