he charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information that leads to the conviction of those responsible for fly-tipping in the London Borough of Newham.
Fly-tipping has a serious impact on the community. Beyond looking unsightly, heavily fly-tipped areas increase the risk of disease, are a danger to health and boost the perception of rising crime and safety fears.
Fly-tipping in Newham cost the borough’s residents over £3million last year to clear up, which is money that could have been spent on other vital services.
The charity Crimestoppers is now offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information that leads to a conviction of those responsible for fly-tipping in Newham.
Dave Hunter, Head of Operations at the charity Crimestoppers, said:
“Fly-tipping is selfish and harmful for all those who live and work in the borough. It not only leaves a bad impression, but is a health hazard and encourages others to dump their rubbish.
“Dumping waste in the street, down alleyways, parks or industrial areas is incredibly selfish and has a devastating impact on local areas, the community, environment, animals and wildlife. With so many people in Newham working hard to improve life in the borough, fly-tippers can ruin the effect of that good work within minutes.