Council catches four fly-tippers in undercover operation

Published: Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Havering Council is seeking to prosecute fly-tipping offenders that they caught during a two-week undercover surveillance operation last week (week ending Friday 16 December).

During the operation, officers from the council identified four vehicles and drivers dumping a variety of materials including asbestos, which contained evidence that was used to track down where the waste had come from.

One of the vehicles caught was then found deposited at Berwick Pond Road, which is being further investigated.

The council is in contact with the police and is currently investigating all fly-tips for possible prosecution.

Councillor Osman Dervish, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said:

“We have invested more time and resources into combatting fly-tipping in this borough and even caught four offenders in action during the operation.

“We are planning further operations and better surveillance to help us capture these criminals. Council taxpayers pay hundreds of thousands of pounds each year to remove fly-tips, money that has to be taken away from other crucial frontline services and we will not tolerate this.

“I encourage all residents to dispose of their waste legally and use the services provided.”