Today, Merton Council are introducing a new way to report fly-tipping in the borough, as part of its Keep It Clean Love Merton campaign. The Fix My Street platform, already used by a number of other London Boroughs, allows residents to report the precise location of a fly-tip on a map. The user-friendly interface will make it easier for everyone in the borough to do their bit to keep Merton clean.
During this initial launch period, the new platform will be used to log fly-tipping. The council will then continue to roll out the functionality to include other environmental issues such as:
- abandoned vehicles
- dog fouling
- issues in parks
- street cleaning
These new features are expected to be added gradually throughout the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022.
Councillor Natasha Irons, Merton’s Cabinet Member for Local Environment and Green Spaces, said: “Merton is a great place to live, work and visit but, like all London boroughs, we’re seeing too many people abusing our public spaces with environmental crimes like fly-tipping. We want everyone to take care and pride in their communities so that everyone can enjoy our great borough.
“If you see dumped rubbish on our streets or green spaces, it’s important to report it so it can be dealt with as soon as possible. Fix My Street is an extremely user-friendly platform, and it will make it even easier for everyone to play their part in keeping Merton clean. I’d like to give a big thank you to the Graveney Street Champions for their help in testing out this new tool before it’s launch across Merton”
To report a fly-tip visit: merton.gov.uk/fly-tipping