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Keeping Camden clean

Our next Clean Camden action will be from 27 February to 10 March 2017. Clean Camden is an ongoing campaign to crack down on littering, dog fouling and fly-tipping. We hope that residents and businesses will get involved and join us in sprucing up the borough. Here’s what you can do:

  • organise a community clean up. Get together with your friends and neighbours and clean up your local area. We can provide gloves, high visibility jackets, litter pickers, pink chalk sprays to circle dog poo and advice. We’ll also help you publicise your clean-up. You can read more about community clean-ups by downloading the information below or email us at
  • come to our dog event on Saturday 4 March in Alexandra Road Park. If you’ve got a dog of your own, why not come and meet other dog owners, and get advice on dog training? We’ll be giving out freebies such as dog poo bags. All dogs over the age of eight weeks must now be microchipped by law: if yours hasn’t been chipped yet, this is a great opportunity to get it done for free by the Mayhew Animal Home
  • we’ll also be lending equipment – high visibility jackets, litter-pickers and gloves – and giving advice to anyone who wants to volunteer to pick litter on the day.
  • if there’s a dog poo problem in your area, we can provide cans of bright pink chalk spray to highlight it with and embarrass the dog’s owner. Email: if you’d like a chalk spray
  • be our eyes and ears: you can help us by reporting fly-tipping in the borough. We now issue fixed penalty notices (FPNs) for £200 to people who fly-tip in the borough as well as prosecuting persistent offenders. 

It’s very important that we prevent fly-tipping, and you can help us keep the borough a pleasant place to live, work and visit. 

Download: Clean up guidance (PDF 85KB)

Download: Camden clean up kit application form (Word document)

Download: Capital Clean Up toolkit (PDF 8MB).

Reporting hotspots and offenders

Please let us know if you spot a place that needs our attention or person who is not helping our attempts to rid the borough of dog fouling, littering or flying-tipping. The more information you can give us, the easier it is for us to deal with the problem effectively. You don’t need to give your name, but please do give us as much information as possible including times of day, addresses, a description of the offender, nature of the offence or vehicle registrations.

You don’t need to give your name, but please do give us as much information as possible including times of day, addresses, a description of the offender, nature of the offence or vehicle registrations.

 Fly-tipping FAQs

Q. How do I report a fly tip?

A. You can report a fly tip online using our eform, email us at or phone Contact Camden on 020 7974 4444.

Q. Can I report fly tipping anonymously?

A. Yes you can report fly-tipping anonymously by calling our Contact Camden on 020 7974 4444.

Q. What do I do if I see someone fly-tipping?

A. Do not approach the fly-tipper yourself. Call us on 020 7974 4444 to report them, use our eform to report them online or email us at

Q. Can I provide the Council with information about a fly-tipping hotspot in my local area?

A. Yes you can tell us about places in the borough that are often used for fly-tipping. If you think you know who is doing the fly-tipping please provide us with as much information as possible. You can use our online eform to do this, or email us at

Q. What action will you take against fly-tipping?

A. We have recently started using fly-tipping Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs). People who get an FPN are fined £200, but we also aim to prosecute large scale fly-tippers and people who persistently fly-tip. Prosecution can lead to fines of up to £50,000.

Q. How quickly do I have to pay an FPN?

A. You have 14 days to pay an FPN, and if you pay within 10 days, the fine is reduced to £150.

Q. What if I have a large item such as a piece of furniture, that I can’t put out with my usual rubbish?

A. We can arrange to collect large items separately. Details are here

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