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Keeping Camden clean

Thank you for your continued support for our Clean Camden campaign to crack down on littering, dog fouling and fly-tipping.

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 915 fixed penalty notices of £80 each to people dropping cigarette butts and other litter.
  • Successfully prosecuted 58 offenders at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court, with those convicted being fined up to £225 plus costs.
  • Issued 3,038 legal notices to businesses where we required them to comply with their waste responsibilities.
  • 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.

Clean Camden October 2015

In October 2015 our officers were out in force again to help tackle residential fly-tipping and littering.

Over a two week period our environmental education and enforcement team took action in 150 cases of residential and business waste fly-tipping. The team focussed on the problems caused by fly-tipping, rubbish being left out outside collection times and days and dog fouling, with patrols taking place at 48 residential fly-tipping hotspots and 12 dog fouling hotspots.

The patrols resulted in 85 education letters being sent to residents for fly tipping and 65 sent to business waste offences. Fixed penalty notices were also issued for littering during the two week period.

Get involved

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

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

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: 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 or person that is undermining our attempts to rid the borough of dog fouling, littering or flying tipping:

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.

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