Caught on Camera – CCTV YouTube campaign launches to catch fly-tippers in the act

Published: Friday, March 6, 2020

No one likes a fly-tipper, which is why Wandsworth Council is launching a CCTV appeal to catch litter louts in the act.

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Litter blights our streets, parks and town centres. It’s not acceptable, and residents have told us that tackling this is a key priority for them. To address this head-on, the council is clamping down on those who think they can get away with this illegal behaviour.  

CCTV footage of people illegally dumping mattresses, sofas and other rubbish will be published on Wandsworth’s YouTube channel, asking local residents to give the council any information they have about the fly-tippers in the videos.

Councillor Steffi Sutters, environment spokesman said,
“The vast majority of our residents do the right thing and dispose of their rubbish properly.

"Unfortunately, the irresponsible few think they can get away with dumping rubbish illegally. They can’t. In response, we are launching this campaign to clamp down on this unnecessary behaviour, and we need your help to catch the people in these videos.

“Do get in touch if you recognise anyone, so we can investigate and help keep our borough looking clean, tidy and at its best.”

Email flytipwitness@wandsworth.gov.uk with the reference number if you recognise anyone in the video of people dumping rubbish on Mellison Road, Tooting. Help us clamp down on fly-tip offenders.  

Report fly-tip offenders

Remember you don’t need to see the videos to report fly-tip offenders. You can also report an incident by telling us what you saw or sending a picture in.

Tell us:

  • The circumstances, e.g. if you saw the fly-tipping, the date and time it took place and a description of any vehicles involved, plus registration number.
  • Take a picture of the incident, making sure you don’t put yourself or others at risk to do this.
  • Location: side of the road, back alleyway, railway embankment, in a river, and whether it was on private or council land.
  • The amount and type of waste, eg a few bags of rubbish, a fridge, a sofa.

Get in touch by email flytipwitness@wandsworth.gov.uk