Council clamps down on fly-tipping with 900 cases already reported this year

Winchester City Council is installing CCTV cameras around the district in a bid to put a stop to fly-tipping

The council has taken action against 14 offenders in the past six months, including a case which appeared before Portsmouth Magistrates in June this year. To further tackle the problem, the council is installing CCTV cameras operating on a rolling programme. These will be installed in various ‘hot spots’ across the district.

The council took action against an offender who appeared before Portsmouth Magistrates on 1 June 2021. They faced charges of failing to obtain a waste transfer note. The case was investigated by the city councils Neighbourhood Services team. The defendant was ordered to pay fines totaling £1,145.

Cllr Angela Clear, Winchester City Council Cabinet Member for Communities and Wellbeing said:

“We do not tolerate the illegal fly-tipping of waste in our district. We will prosecute whenever we have the evidence to enable us to tackle this anti-social and irresponsible blight on our environment.”

If you find illegally dumped waste with a sticker attached, it means that the council is already aware, and will arrange for disposal as soon as possible. Help us to tackle fly-tipping – if you find any rubbish and there is no sticker on it please report it to www.winchester.gov.uk, on the Your Winchester App or by phoning 0300 300 0013.