No Messing in Hounslow

Hounslow Council is warning litter louts and fly-tippers that their unacceptable actions could result in a fine of up to £400, or a court appearance, as part of its new No Messing campaign.

Published: Tuesday, 13th March 2018

Image of dumped rubbish by a street bin.

Hounslow Council is warning litter louts and fly-tippers that their unacceptable actions could result in a fine of up to £400, or a court appearance, as part of its new No Messing campaign.

Using a combination of on-street marketing, including lamp post banners on some of the borough’s busiest roads, stickers on over 800 street bins and messages on waste collection vehicles, the in-your-face campaign will ensure that anyone considering dumping rubbish in the street or littering will think twice.

The campaign will be supported by new covert CCTV surveillance, more enforcement patrols in littering and fly-tipping hotspots, as well as encouraging responsible residents to report problem areas for investigation. 

The high-profile warnings will remind residents that getting rid of their rubbish by dumping goods, throwing bags out onto the street and dropping litter will not be tolerated.  

Currently, around 800 on-the-spot fines of up to £400 are issued by the council’s enforcement team every month. 

The No Messing campaign will see those caught committing the most serious offences taken straight to court, where they could receive an unlimited fine and/or a prison sentence. 

Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council said: 

“The majority of people living in the borough are responsible residents who take pride in where they live. They don’t litter or fly-tip, and they don’t want to walk past piles of rubbish dumped by lazy and inconsiderate people. They are quite rightly fed up – and so are we.  

“We try our best to remove dumped rubbish as soon as possible after it is reported but this comes at a cost. Taxpayer’s money is being wasted while we try and clean up other people’s mess. This money could be better spent on life changing council services like children in care and elderly and vulnerable residents.  

“This campaign acts as a reminder and a warning. Anti-social behaviour like littering and fly-tipping is unacceptable and we will take tough action against those responsible.”

All residents can dispose of their bulky waste for free at Space Waye Reuse and Recycling site, Pier Road, Feltham, seven-days-a-week. 

From excess rubbish to large goods, the team at Space Waye will take almost all waste off your hands.

To report dumped rubbish visit the Report page

Follow the campaign on Twitter @LBofHounslow using the hashtag #NoMessing.

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