This is what greeted local residents this morning at the Ashburnham Place end of Play Street (Ashburnham Retreat).
This is the second time in a matter of weeks where a dismantled cupboard has been dumped.
Dumping waste illegally is a serious criminal offence that can carry a very large fine and can ruin the appearance of our neighbourhood. An offender can even be sent to prison. It is also an offence to allow fly-tipping to take place.
What is fly-tipping?
Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of rubbish or bulky items on land not licensed to receive it. It can be dangerous to health, it pollutes land and costs significant amounts of public money, which could be better spent elsewhere, to clear away.
How Can I Prevent fly-tipping
Don’t put up with it – report it. If you report it, the rubbish can be removed and with your help the crime can be investigated. If you see someone fly-tipping or would like to report an area where fly-tipping has taken place, take note of the following:
– the date, time and place of the occurrence;
– what the waste looks like and how much of it there is (take a photo if possible);
– a description of any vehicles involved along with their vehicle’s registration numbers.
You should then contact the council. You can now log a report easily by using Greenwich’s Fix My Street website. Did you see the article in Greenwich Time free newspaper reporting on such issues as fly-tipping? Go to www.greenwich.fixmystreet.com or visit http://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/info/659/council_-_publications/703/greenwich_time for more information.
Let's be more vigilant and name and shame the individuals polluting our community.