Coronavirus (COVID-19): From Thursday 5 November, all group litter picking events will stop, in line with government guidance. Street Champions and litter pickers should stick to litter picking alone or in socially distanced pairs.
The Don't Mess with Croydon campaign seeks to crack down on fly-tipping and other environmental crimes in the borough. It sends a firm message to anyone who blights our borough with litter.
Issues such as fly-tipping have a negative effect on people's quality of life. Those who dump rubbish in our streets affect everyone in the community; it is not enough to simply remove the fly-tips once reported but to ensure that we are taking strong action.
To tackle some of these issues, we will put in place special fly-tip reaction teams to patrol the borough with council enforcement officers, investigating fly-tips to catch, fine and prosecute offenders. We will work closely with residents and local business to ensure they too are playing their part in supporting our campaign.
Take pride: it's your duty to look after the environment and dispose of your waste responsibly; there are a range of services available to help you to keep communities clean and tidy. With your support we can make Croydon one of the cleanest greenest boroughs in London.
Fly-tipping is illegal, report it!
We need you to take action to reduce litter in the area where you live, work or visit. Preventing littering and fly-tipping is everyone's responsibility and together we can make a difference to our communities. If you see someone fly-tipping, littering or leaving other types of mess, don't just ignore it, report it!
We rely on you to tell us about fly-tippers, littering and other enviro-crimes. There are different ways to report issues:
- download the Love Clean Streets app and select Croydon as your home local authority
- report street cleansing issues online
If you live in the borough and report online, you can also register for My Account to see all of your reporting information, and dealings with the council in one place.
We will ensure that the fly-tip is cleared as quickly as possible and as part of our Don’t Mess with Croydon; take pride service we'll let you when it's done.
Don't Mess with Croydon: take pride