We called for reports of flytipping problem areas from Lee Forum members and met with council officers to look for solutions.
Thankyou to everyone who submitted details of rubbish and flytipping, as well as compliments to Lewisham and Greenwich’s waste services for joining us in 2018 to inspect and discuss the areas. Some reports of flytipping were outside the forum area, some inside but the problems were the same, as are the possible solutions.
The problem areas can be summarised as:
Shops owners and residents above shops being told to leave refuse in bags on pavements for daily collection between specific hours but instead leaving them at other times (flytipping).This uncollected refuse attracts more flytipping and scattering by animals
Unnecessary street furniture, including some bins, attract flytipping
Derelict areas; areas not overlooked; verges; busy public highways attract flytipping
Those reporting issues to generic council emails, Fix My Street and councillors are not receiving responses
Refuse and recycling bins are insuffient/over flowing in some areas before they are emptied.
Landsmann Way does not accept enough types of waste so they are flytipped