Friday, 12 February 2010 14:41
Fly tipping, litter and dirty streets have long been major concerns for local residents. Too often, waste from firms and households is allowed to pile up - as well as being unpleasant and illegal, this can also be a health hazard, and encourages foxes into the area.
Labour agrees with local residents that action is needed.
We believe that Wandsworth Council needs to introduce:
- More frequent street cleaning
- Free removal of bulky items and garden waste to help reduce fly-tipping
- Regular town centre pavement washing and chewing gum removal.
- A doorstep organic waste collection service.
- Zero tolerance of fly-tipping by making full use of the powers under the Government’s Cleaner Neighbourhood Act, including fining and prosecuting fly-tippers.
Labour campaign team member Sara Higham said, "Fly tipping and litter brings our area down. Wandsworth Council has not tackled the problem properly. Their rip-off collection fees are a stealth tax that makes the problem worse: people dump rubbish rather than pay them."
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