Recycling and rubbish

Fly-posting

How we are tackling the problem of fly-posting and how you can help us by reporting it.

Fly-posting is against the law

Fly-posting is the display of advertising material on buildings and street furniture without consent of the owner. 

Fly-posting is against the law and the police and our authorised officers can issue a fixed penalty notice of £80 for fly-posting offences - this is to help cover the costs of removal of the material. 

It is also termed criminal damage and this carries a maximum custodial sentence of ten years.

Report it

You can report it in the following ways:

  • using the Clean Islington app. Available for free for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone via app stores
  • online through My eAccount
  • calling 020 7527 2000. 

Permission to advertise

Occasionally permission is given for the display of certain adverts if they meet specific criteria.

To request permission to advertise email details of the advert, the location and how long it will be up for to pollution@islington.gov.uk

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