Croydon Council is calling for help in tracing two fly-tippers caught on camera dumping tonnes of waste in Upper Norwood.
A member of the public filmed the two men emptying bin bags of rubbish from a white hatchback van onto a large pile of waste at garages off Eagle Hill before driving off.
The vehicle’s number plate is visible in the film, and council enforcement officers want to hear from anyone who can give information on the van or the men, who wore high-visibility gilets and black woollen hats.
The incident was filmed at 10am on 24 February, and the council is releasing the footage now because enforcement officers have used it to follow up leads behind the scenes before going public.
The appeal comes as the council continues its Don’t Mess With Croydon – Take Pride campaign to make the borough cleaner and greener, which includes tackling fly-tippers through penalty notices and court action.
People convicted of fly-tipping can face up to £50,000 in fines and a potential prison sentence. The council has won several recent court cases against fly-tippers, including six people prosecuted in one day in March and a successful council prosecution in February against a man who fly-tipped in Broad Green.
Jo Negrini, the council’s executive director for place, said: “I want to thank the resourceful resident who filmed this, and now that we’ve used the footage to gather evidence we need the public’s help in collaring these criminals.”
Anyone with information on the Eagle Hill fly-tipping incident or any other dumped waste should contact the council’s dedicated fly-tipping hotline on 020 8604 7000 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org