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Clamp down on fly-tipping on the Shanklin Estate

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Sutton Housing Partnership (SHP) has received two recent complaints concerning fly-tipping on the Shanklin Estate.

We joined forces with Sutton Council’s Enforcement Team to investigate both instances which resulted in the issuing of a £400 fixed penalty notice for the first incident and a written warning for the second. 

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of items. Around two-thirds of fly-tips are household waste and include items like white goods (fridges, freezers), items of furniture, mattresses as well as bags of rubbish left next to litter or recycling banks. 

Fly-tipping is not only unsightly and can be bad for the environment, it is also expensive to clear. We spend a huge amount of money on call-outs to remove fly-tipping. This is a waste of vital resources, which could be spent on providing better services for our residents. 

At SHP we will not tolerate fly-tipping on our housing estates and we will do everything possible to identify and take appropriate enforcement action against residents who fly-tip. 

If you have large or bulky items you no longer want you can book a bulk waste collection (opens in new window) from Sutton Council.

Alternatively, you can also use the Household Reuse and Recycling Centre at Kimpton Park Way (opens in new window) or donate unwanted items to a charity shop. 

Find out how to report a fly-tip online