Merton Council is continuing its hard-line approach against fly-tipping, as it slams more £400 fines on fly-tippers.
Since councils were given extra powers to issue £400 Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) Merton is demanding maximum fines from seven culprits so far.
Business owner Mr Chen was caught dumping black sacks of waste onto the pavement from his restaurant in London Road, Tooting, along with cardboard boxes and a metal container of oil.
Mr Truong of Stafford Road Croydon left a mix of household waste and garden waste in Clay Avenue Mitcham.
The council is currently following up five other cases of fly-tipped waste dumped in Merton.
Merton Council cabinet member for street cleanliness and parking Councillor Ross Garrod said: “We will not tolerate fly tipping, or any other environmental crime in Merton and will continue to come down heavily on perpetrators who selfishly and irresponsibly dump their waste here. Every year we have to spend over £5 million clearing up after a few people who ruin areas of Merton for the majority of people who want to live in a well-kept borough. Cleaning up after fly-tippers also means we have to redirect valuable resources away from street cleaning and litter picking.”