Hammersmith residents left with ‘truck load’ of rubbish dumped on doorstep 

Hammersmith residents have been left shocked after a truck load of waste was dumped on their doorstep.

Concrete slabs, wooden boards, and a mound of black bags were fly-tipped on Caithness street overnight on August 14.

Bags of sand, metal furniture, and long black pipes were also visible in the wreckage.

Taking to Twitter, one local resident said: “Huge truckload of holding waste dumped at the end of Caithness Road, W14 overnight included some architectural plans…

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“I wonder if that can help identify the people who dumped all this.”

The mound of rubbish was cleared by Hammersmith and Fulham Council two days later, but the incident follows a string of fly-tipping issues in the borough.

Hammersmith and Fulham Council introduced larger fines on fly-tipping in 2019 after rates skyrocketed in the borough.

The Department for the Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) released data suggesting Hammersmith and Fulham had 16,800 cases of the crime in 2018-19.

The borough was also ranked the worst local authority in the country for fly-tipping in 2017-18.

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In Hammersmith and Fulham there were 18,652 incidents, equivalent to about one for every 10 people living in the London borough, according to DEFRA.

Since then a £400 maximum fine has been introduced to crack down on fly-tipping cases.

The leader of the Conservative Group, Cllr Victoria Brocklebank-Fowler, said: “If in control of the council, the Conservative Group would have a zero-tolerance policy towards dirty streets and fly-tipping with increased numbers of council officers and resources, such as CCTV, dedicated to catching fly-tippers and successfully prosecuting them – with vehicles used impounded and if individuals found guilty, vehicles crushed. LBHF is letting them ruin our local area, and it’s disgusting.”

Hammersmith and Fulham cabinet member for the environment Cllr Wesley Harcourt said: “We won’t tolerate dumping of rubbish on our streets and we’re asking residents to help us beat the fly-tippers by using our Report It app so we can catch and prosecute them.

“We are determined to keep our streets tidy to help us become the greenest borough in the country.”

My London – Local News