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Fly tipping

Fly Tipping Enforcement

Enforcement

We have a team of dedicated Environmental Enforcement Officers who patrol the streets of Sutton to identify, investigate and take enforcement action against all types of fly-tipping and other environmental offences. The uniformed officers are provided by our enforcement partner, Kingdom Services Group, and they work alongside Sutton Council Enforcement Officers to tackle the problem of fly-tipping in the borough.

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Kingdom Enforcement

The team of uniformed Enforcement Officers cover the entire borough but focus their attention on known fly-tipping hotspots. They are instructed to patrol and enforce proportionately and should always be approachable to members of the public. They also act as a visible deterrent to offenders.

The Enforcement Officers have the power to issue £400 on-the-spot penalty fines to people who fly-tip waste on public footpaths and highways. All uniformed Enforcement Officers are equipped with body-worn cameras that are activated when the officers are talking to those committing offences. This protects the public and the officers alike.

Whilst the majority of offences will be dealt with via a fixed penalty notice (FPN), larger fly-tips or repeat offenders may be prosecuted. The Courts view fly-tipping as a serious criminal offence and Judges have various powers available to them to tackle it, including imprisonment, unlimited fines and an order to deprive rights to a vehicle used to commit the offence.

The officers’ focus will be on fly-tipping, but they will also enforce against other environmental crimes including littering (£150 on the spot fine), dog fouling (£50 on the spot fine) and bins left out on the highway (on non-collection days - £60 fine). 

Enforcement of fly-tipping, littering and dog fouling in the borough's parks and open spaces is delivered by Waste Investigations, Support and Enforcement (WISE).

What should I do if I receive an FPN?
If you receive a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) for flytipping, littering, dog fouling or a bin left on a highway, you will need the number on the FPN (starting with the prefix KL) in order to make payment.
Payment is required within 14 calendar days of the date of the FPN, and must be made to Kingdom, not to the Council.  
Payment may be made by the following methods:

  • By Internet: Pay online by credit card or debit card by connecting to www.fpnpayment.com/sutton (after 1/12/21) and following the instructions. Please note that there is no surcharge for debit card or credit card payments. 
  • By Automated Telephone: (Credit/Debit card payments only) Call 0333 3144549 (available after 1/12/21) We accept VISA, MasterCard, Switch and Delta
  • By Cash: You can pay by cash at any Payzone outlet. You will need to present the FPN containing your unique barcode. 

Please note: Payment of the FPN must be made to Kingdom via the payment methods detailed above and should not be paid to the London Borough of Sutton.
 
There is no formal right to appeal, however, the Council will accept a challenge from you within 14 calendar days of the issue of the FPN.  If you wish to make a challenge, you can do so by emailing Sutton.council@lasupport.co.uk.  No legal proceedings will be initiated until a response has been sent to you.