Shepherd stated that a Waste Crime Team had been established
approximately six months ago. The team
could issue penalty notices, seize vehicles or prosecute
individuals who committed crimes such as fly tipping. £3,000 had been invested in covert cameras,
which had proven to be successful, and a further £10,000 was
to be invested.
James Duffy, Waste Crime Manager, outlined that nine Fixed Penalty
Notices (FPNs) had been issued for fly tipping and a further 467
FPNs had been issued for littering. The
value of FPNs was £60,000 since July 2018.
response to questions from the Committee, Mr Duffy replied
·The cost of crushing cars was recovered through the
income generated by the sale of scrap parts. If cars were roadworthy, they could also be sold
·Action against fly tippers could only be taken if
there was a witness, so it was important for residents to submit
statements to the team. This could be
supplemented with videos and pictures taken from mobile phones or
car dashboard cameras.
Committee reasserted the zero-tolerance policy towards fly tippers
and commended the team for the successes to date.