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Green Lane fly-tip

Fly-tipper found and fined thanks to eagle-eyed resident

A man who dumped bags of rubbish on a Barking and Dagenham street was issued a £400 fine just hours after committing the offence.
The fly-tipped waste was spotted at a bus stop in Green Lane, Dagenham, by an eagle-eyed resident, who immediately reported the issue online to Barking and Dagenham Council’s enforcement team.
Within an hour, officers attended the fly-tip, which included black bin bags with household waste, and identified the culprit to be a man from Becontree Avenue, Dagenham.
When council staff visited the man at his home, he admitted the offence and was issued a £400 fixed penalty notice under Section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, which has been paid.
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Councillor Syed Ghani, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Enforcement said: “It’s baffling why people think fly-tipping is still something they can casually do and get away with, as if it has no impact on other people.
“The fact is it’s a crime and a plague on our communities, and we will not hesitate to act against perpetrators. This is a great example of our report-it system working as it should and we urge all residents to report any fly-tipping they see to us.”
In 2018, the council launched the Wall of Shame as a way of shining a light on fly-tippers and litterers and has so far led to fines totaling nearly £20,000 being issued.
To report fly-tipping, residents should visit www.lbbd.gov.uk/report-fly-tipping