Estate agents fined for letting others fly tip

Merton Council saw McMichael Estate Limited fined at Wimbledon Magistrates Court on 2 July 2010 for fly tipping offences on 25 January this year.

The letting agent, based on Upper Tooting Road, London, was fined £1760 for the two offences and ordered to pay costs of £740 and a victim surcharge £15.

The crimes committed by McMichael Estate Limited consisted of two offences. The company gave building waste to an unauthorised person to dispose of which subsequently was deposited on land in front of garages at the rear of Westway, London SW20 in Raynes Park.

Merton Council deputy leader and cabinet member for performance and implementation Councillor Mark Betteridge said: “We are working hard to keep Merton’s streets clean so residents can enjoy and feel proud about where they live. We will not tolerate those who fly tip or allow others to do so and will stand up for the majority of law-abiding residents in the borough.

“Each year £250,000 is diverted away from residents’ services and used to clean up illegally dumped waste, and this has to end.

“The owner of the waste is equally responsible for ensuring that it is removed and taken to a safe an appropriate place and not dumped in the streets. Anyone offering to take residents’ waste must have the correct licence or they too will be caught and punished.”

Merton Council provides a bulky waste collection service to allow residents to dispose of large items safely and legally. Discounts are also available for residents not in full-time employment or on benefits. Residents can visit to find out more about the service. The website also gives extensive information about the consequences of fly tipping and what residents should do if they spot someone committing the offence.


Press Contact:
Leoni Munslow
Communications Assistant
London Borough of Merton
020 8545 4654