Norbury, our neighborhood in South London has good schools, nice-sized houses, and small parks. However, as we know Norbury is facing the issue of flytipping. (Flytipping is the illegal dumping of waste on public or private land, and it can have serious consequences for the environment and the quality of life in a community.)
In Norbury, flytipping has been reported at several hot spots, including Norbury Crescent, Dunbar Avenue, and Norbury Park. Witnesses have reported that much of the flytipped waste appears to come from rogue waste carriers who are paid normally to dispose of waste at recycling centers but instead dump it on the streets. These also appears from some local shops not disposing of their waste properly. (i.e Norbury Crescent)
The local council (Croydon) uses a reporting tool called "Love Clean Streets" that residents can use to alert the council to instances of flytipping. While this tool is helpful, it is not always effective in addressing the problem. Many residents feel that the council lacks sufficient surveillance and enforcement efforts to effectively combat flytipping in the neighborhood.
To address the problem of flytipping in Norbury, it is important for the council to increase its efforts to monitor and enforce against rogue waste carriers. This could include installing cameras in areas where flytipping is a common problem and increasing patrols / investigations by council officers.
Residents can also play a role in reducing flytipping in the community. By properly disposing of their own waste and only using licensed waste carriers, residents can help to ensure that their waste is properly disposed of and does not contribute to the problem. In addition, residents can report any suspicious activity to the council and work together to create a stronger sense of community and a shared commitment to keeping Norbury clean and safe.
Residents should also express their concerns to shops not disposing of their waste properly (through direct contact or through reviews for instance), and contacting the council's waste management or environmental health department about it.
It is important for both businesses and individuals to properly dispose of their waste in order to maintain the health and well-being of the community.
Overall, addressing the problem of flytipping in Norbury requires a collaborative effort between the council and the community. By working together and taking proactive steps to prevent flytipping, it is possible to reduce this issue and improve the quality of life in the neighborhood.