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Havering Council target fly tippers with online scheme

17:39 20 January 2014

Fly tipping can now be reported on the Havering Council website – in a bid to put an end to the rubbish problem.

Almost 4,000 cases of fly tipping were reported last year, costing the council £175,000.

Now, anyone wanting to report a problem can do so on the new My Account section of the council’s website – where residents can also keep an eye on how it is being dealt with.

Cllr Michael Armstrong, cabinet member for transformation, said: “Illegal fly tipping affects everyone and has a real negative impact on our quality of life.

“Reporting it online is a smarter use of limited resources as we don’t have to deal with timely form filling, can get on with the job of clearing it.”

New online mapping technology helps pin point the exact location of dumped waste, saving time and helping the Council provide a more efficient service.

Dave Ainsworth, 65, of Harold Hill reports fly tipping online as part of his role as a street leader for the area.

He said: “I have used the online system to report fly tipping ranging from dumped timber, large children’s toys and shopping trolleys.

“All the items were removed by the council within a couple days.”

To create an account, choose My Account at the top of the homepage on havering.gov.uk.

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