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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:

  • disposing of waste outside the designated waste collection time
  • not complying with Section 47 of Environmental Protection Act 1990
  • fly-tipping
  • putting commercial waste 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 our guide to disposing rubbish.

More information

The council's waste enforcement policy (PDF, 293KB) has been in practice since 2016.

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

Make a representation against your FPN.

Last updated: 6 March 2020