Fixed penalty notices (FPN's) are issued to residents and businesses when waste is incorrectly handled.
Examples of incorrect handling of waste include:
FPN's are issued by City inspectors.
Under the new system, offenders will now be issued with a notice of intent to prosecute incorporating a fixed penalty notice.
We will no longer accept representations in respect to these new notices, instead an alleged offender will be able to respond to the allegation under caution. The new notices contain an explanation of how to respond under caution in Part C and a questionnaire is attached to the notice in Part D.
There are exceptions where only a fixed penalty notice will be issued, these include:
Please note that littering, smoking, dog fouling and waste transfer notices will still be subject to representation rather than a response under caution.
Residential offences involving the disposing of waste outside the designated waste collection time or in the wrong receptacle such as food waste in a recycling bag, will also be subject to a new procedure as outlined below:
The final notice is subject to appeal at a first tier tribunal.
There will be a transition period between the new procedure being fully implemented and the existing system. New notices of intention to prosecute will start being issued from 7 December 2020 and all notices from 14 December 2020 will be issued under the new procedure.
Payment can be made online. Remember to click the 'done' button in the last step to complete the payment transaction.
FPN's are easily avoided by disposing your rubbish correctly.
The council's waste enforcement policy (PDF, 774KB) has been in practice since 2020.
If you have enquiries about FPN's, call the Street Management team on 020 7641 8914.