Tooting by Wandsworth Council
who are having works carried out to their property could face legal
action if the waste or builder's rubble is not removed by a licensed
carrier. Property owners who use unlicensed or "dodgy"
refuse clearance firms can be held liable if the waste is subsequently
The council provides two refuse amenity site for residents at Smugglers
Way in Wandsworth and Cringle Street in Battersea. People who want
advice can telephone (020) 8871 6396. A bulk refuse collection service
is also available by calling (020) 8871 8558.
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van suspected of being used to illegally dump waste in Wandsworth have
been seized and taken off the roads, following action by the council and
first, an H-reg Ford van was impounded by the council's street care team
in April after it was spotted in Bickley Street, Tooting. The vehicle
had been seen flytipping waste
in Arnewood Close, Roehampton.
The vehicle has now been impounded while efforts to trace the owner continue.
If the owner is not traced it will be crushed.
A second vehicle was an R-reg Ford Transit tipper truck, which was seized
following a joint operation involving the police, Wandsworth and Merton
Councils and the Environment Agency. The van was removed from the Trewint
Street caravan site in Earlsfield after evidence emerged that it had been
involved in flytipping and the illegal carrying of waste materials. Unless
the owner comes forward to reclaim the vehicle it too will be destroyed.
Only persons licenced by the Environment Agency are permitted to carry
away and dispose of waste. Unlicenced individuals who offer to remove
waste, especially those who do so for cash and do not offer a receipt,
are breaking the law. The Council is concerned as these "cowboys"
often tout for business by knocking on doors. They usually transport the
waste literally just around the corner and then dump it, leaving council
tax payers to bear the cost of the clean up.
June 15, 2005