London Borough of Croydon

The council has successfully caught, fined and prosecuted for a range of environmental crimes, such as fly-tipping, littering and leaving dog mess outside a primary school. Some of the offenders include the following people:

  • Enoch Antwi of Queenswood Avenue, Thornton Heath, who pleaded guilty to fly-tipping multiple large items including chairs, onto the pavement at Monks Orchard recycling centre on 13 April. He was ordered to pay a total of £310.
  • Pedro De Silva, 43, of Bensham Manor Road, Thornton Heath, who was ordered to pay a total of £350 for fly-tipping cardboard boxes and refuse sacks on Ecclesbourne Road, Thornton Heath on 19 April.
  • Sonia Yiadom-Hut, 34, of Norwich Road, Thornton Heath, who was ordered to pay £360 for fly-tipping a refuse sack containing household waste on the pavement in Norwich Road on 18 April
  • Leanne Moore of Warbank Crescent, New Addington, who was ordered to pay £350 for leaving bags of refuse on the walkway to properties' front doors on 17 March
  • Mubin Abdul, 44, of Portland Road, South Norwood, who was ordered to pay a total of £350 for dropping a cigarette butt on High Street in Thornton Heath on 17 March
  • Aziz Ul Anjum, 56, of Sandy Lane South, Wallington, who was ordered to pay a total of £350 for dropping a cigarette butt on Croydon High Street on 25 March
  • Samiel Brhane, 24, of Cheltenham Place, Acton, who pleaded guilty to dropping a cigarette butt on Park Street, Croydon, on 23 March and was ordered to pay £95 in costs and given a conditional discharge for six months
  • Christina Gavae of Church Road, Crystal Palace, who was ordered to pay £350 for dropping a cigarette butt on North End, Croydon, on 21 March
  • Saima Jan, of London Road in Norbury, was ordered to pay a total of £450 for fly-tipping black sacks and cardboard boxes of household waste and business rubbish from Temptations in London Road onto the pavement on 16 November.
  • Michael Laciofano, of Ten Tonne Tattoo in Godstone Road in Purley, was ordered to pay a total of £450 for fly-tipping black sacks of business waste on the pavement on 30 October.
  • Raja Pervaiz Akthar, aged 58, of High Street in Thornton Heath, was ordered to pay a total of £150 for fly-tipping black sacks of waste in Bensham Manor Road on 22 October from the Brigstock Road branch of PFC.
  • Jemma King, of Wentworth Road in Broad Green, was ordered to pay a total of £300 for fly-tipping black sacks of household waste on the pavement on 10 November.
  • Jordanna Emmanuel-Brown, of Wentworth Road in Broad Green, was ordered to pay a total of £150 for fly-tipping black sacks of household waste and loose rubbish on the pavement on 10 November.
  • Michaela Allen, of London Road in Croydon, was ordered to pay a total of £100 for fly-tipping black sacks, cardboard and other household rubbish on the pavement on 20 November.
  • Denisa Mechurova, of Canterbury Road in Broad Green, was ordered to pay a total of £150 for dropping a cigarette in Central Parade, New Addington, on 10 November.
  • Joseph Walsh, aged 57, of Neville Walk in Carshalton, was ordered to pay a total of £150 for dropping a cigarette in North End on 14 November.
  • Richard Fairbairn, of Cricklade Avenue in Streatham, was ordered to pay £100 for dropping a cigarette in Croydon High Street on 2 December.
  • Ellie Reynolds, of Newstead Rise in Caterham, was ordered to pay £100 for dropping a cigarette in Purley High Street on 12 November.
  • Daniel Pierre, aged 29, of Amesbury Avenue, Streatham was given 120 hours unpaid community service and ordered to pay £3,300 costs for dumping building waste on a grass verge on Old Lodge Lane.
  • Doctor Bird Global Food Importers Ltd of Beulah Road, Thornton Heath, was ordered to pay £1,040 for dumping oil drums, black bin liners and cardboard in Beulah Road.
  • Haart Estate Agents, of Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, was ordered to pay £685 for flytipping black sacks of business waste on the pavement in Melfort Road.
  • Joao Soares Da Costa, aged 47, of Kynaston Crescent , Thornton Heath, was ordered to pay £355 for urinating on the pavement in Beulah Road.
  • Jenny Kimoto, of Whitehorse Lane, Selhurst, was ordered to pay £355 for dumping cardboard boxes in Egerton Road.
  • Noreen Chambers, of Burlington Road, Thornton Heath, was ordered to pay £355 for flytipping wooden planks and black sacks next to a bus stop in Beulah Road.
  • Ayisha Chaudhury, of London Road, West Croydon, was ordered to pay £355 for littering a broken chair and a cardboard box in London Road.
  • Susan Scott, of Gunnell Close, Woodside, was ordered to pay £255 for dropping cigarette litter in Bedford Park.
  • Krishnakumar Kumaraguru, aged 43, from London Road in Thornton Heath, was ordered to pay a total of £914 for dumping household waste and cardboard in Colliers Water Lane on 16 September and giving false personal details.
  • Armando Carriel, from Bolder Way in West Wickham, was ordered to pay a total of £452 for illegally dumping household waste on the ground in Monks Orchard recycling centre on 27 September.
  • Jacquadi Heron, aged 20, from The Coppins in New Addington, was ordered to pay a total of £452 for dumping household waste in The Coppins on 25 August.
  • Alpesh Patel, from Bishops Walk in Addington, was ordered to pay a total of £265 for dumping household waste on the ground at Monks Orchard recycling centre on 3 October.
  • Aneta Glowacki, aged 21, from Fir Tree Gardens in Shirley, was ordered to pay a total of £245 for dumping household waste and furniture in Fir Tree Gardens on 29 September.
  • Seyhan Parmak, from Myrtle Road in Shirley, was ordered to pay a total of £100 for dumping household waste in Myrtle Road on 8 September.
  • Claire Gibbs, from Arnhem Drive in New Addington, was ordered to pay a total of £100 for dumping household waste in Milne Park East on 15 September.
  • Savalota Rosta, from Zermatt Road in Thornton Heath, was ordered to pay a total of £452 for spitting in Boswell Road, Thornton Heath, on 9 October.
  • Barry Abbott, aged 40, from Portland Road in South Norwood, was ordered to pay a total of £100 for dropping a cigarette end in George Street in Croydon on 6 October.
  • Lourdita Ablin Tan, aged 50, from Gipsy Hill in Gipsy Hill, was ordered to pay a total of £265 for dropping a cigarette end in Wellesley Road in Croydon on 14 October.
  • Janine Rose, aged 46, from Martin Crescent in Waddon, was ordered to pay a total of £100 for dropping a cigarette end in North End in Croydon on 22 July.
  • Keylee Harwood, aged 26, from Central Parade in New Addington, was ordered to pay a total of £452 for dropping a cigarette end in Central Parade on 12 October.
  • Stacey Jackson, from Burdett Road in Selhurst, was ordered to pay a total of £175 for dropping a cigarette end in Park Street on 7 July and giving false personal details.
  • Justyna Krasicka-Kotula, aged 25, from London Road in west Croydon, was ordered to pay a total of £100 for dropping a cigarette end in North End in Croydon on 1 July.
  • Jess Cowlard, aged 24, from Portland Road in South Norwood, was ordered to pay a total of £452 for dropping a cigarette end in Mint Walk on 13 July.
  • Patrick Barrett, aged 52, of Cleves Crescent, Croydon was ordered to pay £330 for fly-tipping.
  • Gladstone Buchanan, aged 45, of Mantlet Close, Streatham Vale, sentenced to six months imprisonment and ordered to pay £7,500 for operating a site without an environmental permit in place and knowingly caused control waste to be deposited on land.
  • Radek Demeter, aged 52, of Central Parade, New Addington, was ordered to pay £680 for fly-tipping and littering offences.
  • Roshan Jeewon, aged 23, of Woodside Green, London, was ordered to pay £370 for littering, leaving a black refuse sack on the public footpath by a street litter bin.
  • Ramiz Laci, aged 41, of Haling Park Road, South Croydon, was ordered to pay £6,500 for fly-tipping at Duppas Court.
  • Garry McMullen, aged 64, of Portland Road, South Norwood, was ordered to pay £370 for littering, an orange refuse sack deposited on the public footpath.
  • Amir Malik, aged 32, of Kidderminster Road, Croydon, was ordered to pay £330 for fly-tipping at Kemp Gardens.
  • Derek Melbourne, aged 52, of Elmside, New Addington, was ordered to pay £105 for leaving a large deposit of household waste on a grass verge.
  • Jacqueline Roberts, aged 54, of Dunley Drive, New Addington, was ordered to pay £370 for littering.
  • Ermalee Solomon, aged 37, from Bygrove, New Addington, was ordered to pay £270 for leaving cardboard packaging and mattress obstructing a domestic food waste bin.
  • Yasir F Abel-Halim, aged 45, of South End in Croydon, was ordered to pay £270 for dropping cigarette litter in George Street on 27 March 2015.
  • Sayed Mujtaba Ali of Streatham, London, was ordered to pay £270 for dropping cigarette litter in North End on 13 March 2015.
  • Ibrahim Barre, aged 43, of Tottenham, London, was ordered to pay £270 for dropping cigarette litter in Lansdowne Road on 27 March 2015.
  • Shagufta Hamad Bhatti, aged 41, of Alderton Road, Croydon, was ordered to pay £270 for dumping household waste at Blackhorse Lane Neighbourhood Recycling Centre on 12 March 2015.
  • Andrea Bortan of East Finchley, London, was ordered to pay £150 for dropping cigarette litter at High Street, Croydon on 8 April 2015.
  • Louise Canavan, aged 41, of Greyfields Close, Purley, was ordered to pay £132 for dropping cigarette litter at Fairfields Halls on 19 March 2015.
  • Justice Crentsil, aged 54, of Oak Bank, New Addington, was ordered to pay £370 for fly-tipping at Oak Bank on 9 April 2015.

Fly-tipping and littering

Fly-tipping and littering are criminal offences; anyone convicted in a magistrates’ court can receive a fine of up to £50,000 and/or 12 months imprisonment but if the matter is subsequently referred to a Crown Court, the sentence can be up to 5 years imprisonment and an unlimited fine.

In either Magistrates or Crown Court, Criminal Behaviour Orders (CBOs) can be applied for by the prosecution upon conviction with positive or preventative requirements placed upon the offender, any seized vehicles can be ordered to be forfeited and a Magistrate or Judge can also disqualify any convicted person from driving as well

We receive hundreds of complaints every year about litter, dog fouling and other environmental issues. We are committed to keeping your streets clean and free of litter by cracking down on fly-tipping and littering offences.

The Don’t Mess with Croydon campaign to make the borough cleaner and greener isn’t just about big fly-tip sites; it includes thoughtless littering that blights some of our busiest streets. Our enforcement teams issue fines to people who drop litter such as food wrappers and cigarette butts, or who allow their dog to foul, without picking up and disposing of the dog mess responsibly.

Since June 2014, the council has issued over 800 fixed penalty notices and prosecuted a number of fly-tippers through the courts, including a man jailed for six months in May 2015, for dumping 42 tonnes of waste in Waddon.

These offences cost the council time and money to clear up. We will continue to take action and prosecute offenders that fail to pay the original fine.

Take pride in Croydon: help us catch fly-tippers and litter bugs

Report fly-tipping by email to flytip@croydon.gov.uk use the My Croydon app or notify us through My Account. Alternatively, call the fly-tipping hotline on 0208 604 7000. Your report will be treated in confidence.