Tougher penalties have been introduced to tackle fly tipping and littering across the borough of Harrow.
Fines for fly tippers have doubled from £200 to £400, and the penalty for littering has gone up to £150.
Councillor Krishna Suresh, Cabinet Member for Community Cohesion and Crime, addressed residents in a video on social media, outlining the new penalties for incorrect disposal of rubbish in Pinner and the wider community.
Cllr Suresh Regularly joins Harrow’s dedicated enforcement team in their duties as they keep the borough safe as they tackle littering and fly tipping.
He said: “Both enforcement activities go hand in hand and are about improving the lives of other residents and protecting our borough. Fly tipping and littering are something that we are committed to cracking down on.
“Therefore, I am pleased that fines for both of these inconsiderate and criminal acts are increasing. The penalty for fly tipping has doubled and now fly tippers will face fines of £400, up from £200. Litter bugs can expect to be £150 out of pocket up from £100.
“As a warning, would-be litters and fly tippers, our enforcement teams carry out regular patrols and the chances are you will be caught and fined if you deliberately make our borough messy and dangerous.
Furthermore, fly tipping is obviously not an acceptable reason to leave your home during the current lockdown so you can expect to receive an additional fine for failing to stay at home to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
“Don’t be caught out and left having to pay increased and multiple fines. Please dispose of your rubbish properly. It is the right thing to do to protect the place where you live, and it will save you money.”
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