Recycling and rubbish


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

Station Road – illegal occupation and fly-tipping

We have had a high number of emails and calls about the recent illegal occupation and fly-tipping on a privately owned industrial site in Station Road, N19. Attached is information about what happened, what will happen next, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Fly-tipping is against the law

Fly-tipping is 'the illegal/unlawful deposit of any waste onto land with no licence to accept waste'. It includes anything from general household waste to fridges, sofas, mattresses, garden waste, rubble and tyres. 

It is a criminal offence to fly-tip and our enforcement officers regularly catch and fine fly-tippers. Officers can now issue on-the-spot fixed penalty notices of up to £400. 

For serious offences fines can be up to £50,000 or 12 months imprisonment (or both) if convicted in a magistrates' court.

Report it

If you discover a fly-tip or see someone fly-tipping you should visually inspect the site, but do not touch it or disturb 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. 

We remove any fly-tipped waste, except from private land, within 24 hours of it being reported.

Spotted someone fly-tipping?

Help keep Islington clean. If you spot someone fly-tipping, report it to our anti-social behaviour team so we can catch them out. Provide as much detail as you can.

Report anti-social behaviour online or call the ASB line on 020 7527 7272.

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