We ran a trial to decrease fly tipping, by using portable cameras to catch offenders.

The fly tipping trial has now ended. We'll release our findings once we've assessed all of the information we've collected.

We're determined to reduce the levels of dumped rubbished in the borough. Not only is fly tipping unsafe and look unsightly, it costs large amounts of money every year to clear away.

The cameras will act as a deterrent and potentially be used to prosecute offenders.

Read more about the trial below. For further information please contact us.

How do the cameras work?

They are sensor operated cameras, meaning they only take pictures when the sensor is activated. They do not take video.

What will happen to any pictures taken?

The pictures will be filtered and only accessed by specific council staff. Any pictures that capture fly tipping incidents will be retained, and potentially passed onto a third party, such as the police.

Any pictures not capturing fly tipping incidents will be deleted and never passed on.

Where will the cameras be located?

The cameras will be located at areas where fly tipping has been recorded. As they are on movable structures, they may be moved to any appropriate location in the borough during the trial.

The first three locations will be:

  • Vauxhall Grove, Oval ward
  • Shakespeare Road, Coldharbour ward
  • Corner of Elms Road and Clapham Common South Side, Clapham Common ward.

When will the trial be running?

The trial has now ended.

What will happen after then?

We will look at the results and at all of the potential options available and make a decision.

What will the structure look like?

Fly tipping notice and camera stand The camera will be mounted on top of a pole which will also have a noticed attached to it.