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Litter and fly tipping Strategy Key principles ➢ Coordinated approach ➢ Tackle hotspot areas ➢ Draw on partnership and existing resources in more efficient way Three strand strategy These strands should always be used together: 1. Good service to be provided (bins, sweeping, collections, clean ups, resources) 2. Education undertaken to encourage better behaviour and to inform of penalties for littering and fly tipping (to include schools, businesses, housing/RSL/new development residents, residents in general, other people working in the area) 3. Robust an effective enforcement of littering and fly tipping offences (individuals, residents, businesses, landowners) Litter problems in Stockwood ➢ School kids litter – primary and secondary (and parents?) ➢ Litter from youths in evening ➢ Litter arising from waste collections ➢ General litter in green spaces ➢ Gum on pavements ➢ Some fast food / snack and drink litter ➢ Litter on private / unclassified land Fly tipping problems in Stockwood ➢ Man in van dumping ➢ Domestic “over the fence” dumping – bulky items and bags ➢ Landlord clear outs / house moving dumping ➢ Opportunistic and adding to other waste ➢ Fly tipping at recycling sites ➢ Business waste – inadequate contract (minor problem) ➢ Dumping in difficult to reach places Resources ➢ Clean and green funding - £1500 for the Neighbourhood Partnership area ➢ Existing services and staff from the council ➢ Resources provided from new waste contract (from November 2011) ➢ Local residents and community groups ➢ Businesses and other local stakeholders ➢ National resources from environmental charities etc ➢ Other local funding streams (Wellbeing, grants, landfill grants etc)


Strand 1: Good service a) b) c) d) e) f) g) h)

Good standard of service to keep area clean to discourage further litter and fly tipping Good cleaning and waste collection service in place to prevent fly tipping and litter (bins, bulky collections, recycling and communal bin collections, quick removal of fly tips and bulky waste) Good reporting system for problems, missed collections, potential offences Community clean ups complement and work together with council services Clean and Green money used to enhance services Information available in an accessible format Signage provided where possible Enforcement service available - proactive and responsive

Strand 2: Education and information a) b) c)

Bank of information to be available (leaflets, letters etc) about fly tipping and littering, including why it should be kept clean and what the legal responsibilities are. Make community pledges and other ways to get local people and organisations involved. Areas for educational activites can include the following:

Schools ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢

Incorporate litter and fly tipping into education School initiatives to clean up area Pledges (for kids and parents) to keep it clean Litter picks in school and in area around school Walkabouts, forums, environmental groups in schools School newsletters to include info about litter / fly tipping

Businesses ➢ Information provided about waste responsibilities ➢ Info provided about approved waste collections contractors ➢ Tidy business awards (Keep Britain Tidy) ➢ Sponsor bins / stubbis / clean ups etc ➢ Help with clean ups ➢ Education of staff to prevent litter / fly tipping Housing/RSL/developments ➢ New resident packs to include info about litter / fly tipping ➢ Newsletters to include info about litter / fly tipping ➢ Residents invited to take part in clean ups


Residents (general) ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢

Pledges (streets / areas) Info available at events Info in libraries, public buildings, on bins, on vehicles? Press, publications, newsletters, websites Letters to residents in clean up areas to tell them about clean up and that enforcement may result

Strand 3: Enforcement a) b) c) d) e)

Targeted, proportionate, consistent enforcement of offences Regular targeted operations of hotspot areas (e.g. one litter enforcement blitz day per month, one targeted fly tipping op per month) coordinated with publicity and clean ups Enforcement to be done in tandem with education and service (e.g. if a clean up is planned, enforcement to take place on evidence found) Reports of potential offences encouraged and investigated thoroughly Information produced of how to effectively report litter and fly tipping (what details are needed etc).


Litter and Fly-tipping strategy 2011