Information on fixed penalty notices (FPNs)

Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN) are issued to residents and businesses when waste is incorrectly handled.

Examples of incorrect handling of waste include:

  • when waste is presented outside of the designated waste collection time
  • when it has been fly-tipped
  • if commercial waste is presented in ordinary black sacks instead of a Westminster or private collector’s commercial waste sack

FPNs are issued by City inspectors.

How to pay a fixed penalty notice

Payment can be made online. Remember to click the 'done' button in the last step to complete the payment transaction.

Pay an FPN online 

How to avoid FPNs

FPNs are easily avoided by disposing your rubbish correctly. Read steps on disposing rubbish

More information

The council's waste enforcement policy has been in practice since 2016.

Read our waste enforcement policy

If you have enquiries about FPNs, contact the Street Management team on 020 7641 8914.


Last updated: 19 January 2017
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