A fly-tipper has dumped a toilet on a South London street as the capital’s councils continue to lose their battle against rubbish.
The toilet appeared yesterday on Freshford Street in Summerstown, Wandsworth – casting more doubt over the council’s control over fly-tipping in the area.
The surprisingly clean-looking toilet is missing it’s back lid and is facing away from the road.
Wandsworth Council issued more than 3,600 fines for littering and fly-tipping offences from April 2020 to March 2021.
The Twitter user Rob W posted a snap of the toilet. He said: “[Wandsworth Council], any chance you could deal with this at the bottom of Freshford Street? Thanks.”
Councillor Steffi Sutters, Wandsworth Council’s environment spokesperson, said: “No one likes a fly-tipper, which is why we’re taking action against those who think they can get away with dumping rubbish illegally.
“Over the last year between April 2020 to March 2021 we issued more than 3,600 fines for littering and fly-tipping offences, and we recently relaunched our Caught on Camera YouTube appeal to encourage residents to help us, by reporting any fly-tipping they see so we can investigate and take action.”
A “no fly-tipping” sign on a street in Balham ironically became the site of a fly-tip in late August, leaving local residents furious.
Stinking piles of rubbish was also spotted in Tooting after trash was dumped on street corners.