West Watford project
Last year Watford Borough Council were successful in bidding for money from the Police Crime Commissioner (PCC) to reduce flytipping in West Watford. Monitoring by the council’s Environmental Health team over several months identified that litter bins in Fearnley Street, Durban Road East, Pretoria Road and Chester Road were focal points for flytipping.
Using this funding, Watford Borough Council and its partner Veolia will be working with the local community over the next few weeks to remind residents what they can do with their rubbish and to spread the message that dumping rubbish such as black bags, TVs, beds and mattresses by litter bins or on the street is illegal and can lead to Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN) being issued.
West Watford will be given a fresh look with the installation of new litter bins and a ballot bin to encourage residents, through using a voting system to dispose of their cigarettes correctly, rather than disposing them on the floor. Flowers in planters will add a touch of colour, weed removal and litter picks will improve the general appearance to help discourage flytipping. We will be visiting residents to explain how to get rid of waste easily and legally. Information on what residents can do with their waste will be delivered on a postcard featuring the winning design by Armani from Chater Junior School.
What you can do with your rubbish:
Use your weekly bin collections
For larger items such as mattresses and fridges book a bulky collection
Make use of your local Household Waste Recycling Centre
If you regularly produce extra waste try these tips to reduce it.
If you live in a flat with limited storage space for bins contact us for help.
How to report a flytip:
Report flytips in progress to the Police on 101
Report flytips for clearance or contact Veolia on 0203 567 6900