Keeping Camden clean
You can help keep Camden clean by organising or taking part in a community clean-up.
We want you to join us in our crackdown on littering,
fouling and fly-tipping
as part of the Clean Camden campaign.
So far, you’ve used our online reporting form to tell us about over 100 instances of littering, dog fouling and fly-tipping.
Thank you to everyone who has contacted us. Using your information and evidence we’ve gathered from our own enforcement patrols since the campaign began in November 2013, we’ve achieved the following:
- Handed out over 900 fixed penalty notices of £80 each to people dropping cigarette butts and other litter.
- Successfully prosecuted offenders at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court, with those convicted being fined up to £225 plus costs.
- Reduced the number of black unmarked bags of waste being dumped across the borough from Hampstead Town to Bloomsbury.
- Held events with police and community wardens to raise awareness about the tough approach we are taking to dog fouling.
The money we’ve received from these activities is now being reinvested in community clean-ups, and we’re asking residents and community groups to get involved.
We have already organised a number of events across the borough, including litter picking, creating community gardens and tackling dog fouling, and we’re looking for volunteers to take part and organise events in other areas.
Look out for posters in your local area letting you know about a clean-up event where you live. If there isn’t one near you, why not organise one yourself?
Contact us to organise your own clean up event
If you’d like to help organise an event in your area, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can provide litter pickers and gloves, as well as some innovative approaches to reducing dog fouling. We’ll also provide posters to publicise your event.
If you fancy drawing attention to the poop on the streets of the borough to embarrass pet owners who haven’t cleaned up, why not spray it fluorescent pink? Cans of pink chalk spray are available by emailing email@example.com
We are also continuing our work with schools through citizenship events, which teach young people to take responsibility for the cleanliness of their local area.
Our education and enforcement team will be on hand to take action against those responsible for environmental problems.
Download: Clean up guidance (PDF 85KB)
Download: Capital Clean Up toolkit (PDF 8MB)
Reporting hotspots and offenders
Please let us know if you spot a place or person that is undermining our attempts to rid the borough of dog fouling, littering or flying tipping:
- fill in the online reporting form
- Call 020 7974 4444
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.