Council successfully prosecutes for fly tipping

250 hours of unpaid community service and a fine of over £4000 - Council’s success in prosecuting a fly-tipper.

Published: Monday, 27th February 2023

Image of Councillor Guy Lambertl, who stands as a Cabinet member for Hounslow Council

On 10 February, Mr Crawt, from Surrey, was fined £4,181 at Uxbridge Magistrates Court for fly tipping and ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid community service.

He was caught by Hounslow Council’s Neighbourhood Enforcement Team who used the Council’s CCTV infrastructure as he fly-tipped from a vehicle on Church Road in Hounslow. Officers in the service were able to trace his details using the vehicle registration and the Council’s link with the DVLA.   

A top priority for the Council is a cleaner Hounslow with the aim of reducing fly-tipping by 25%. From April to December 2022, there were just over 14,000 fly-tipping incidents reported to Hounslow Highways, a decrease of 23% compared to the year before. This has been achieved through a combination of enforcement, education, providing facilities to residents and enforcement by multiple Council services and providers.  

Councillor Guy Lambert, Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Operational Services, said: “Fly-tipping is a serious offence, and we are very pleased with the Court’s decision. I hope this acts as a deterrent to others that we will not tolerate fly tipping under any circumstances.   

“Fly-tipping is not only a blight on our streets, but we spend over £1.3 million every year clearing up waste that has been dumped illegally. Our teams work tirelessly throughout the year to combat incidents of fly tipping every year and we hate it as much as residents do. It poses a risk to the environment, animals and public health.   

“I would urge everyone to report fly tipping and help us make Hounslow a cleaner borough.” 

Residents can report any fly-tipping they encounter via the FixMyStreet mobile app or by visiting  Alternatively for any fly tipping on the our streets, you can report directly to Hounslow Highways on  

If you have rubbish from home to get rid of, take it to a Recycling Centre like those at Space Waye, or use a business or contractor licensed as a waste carrier by the Environment Agency. This means you can rest assured your waste will be disposed of legally and responsibly.   

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