The council deal with a variety of environmental issues that can have a negative impact on the local environment. These would include; abandoned/nuisance vehicles, untaxed vehicles, fly-posting, graffiti, fly tipping, littering and dog fouling (where the person in charge of a dog has failed to clean up).
The Waste Enforcement Policy sets out good practice and demonstrates clarity and consistency in the delivery of those environmental enforcement duties and powers relevant to the Council’s Waste Management Functions.
In order to offer a more inclusive strategy and enforcement policy, many of the functions undertaken will be carried out in partnership with other partners such as the Police, The Environment Agency, DVLA and other local councils and agencies, where possible.
A public register of prosecutions is maintained detailing details of prosecutions and formal cautions issued in the last three years. Where serious offences arise or there is a history of non-compliance, consideration will be given to pursuing prosecution / formal caution.
You will have received a Fixed Penalty Notice because an Authorised officer of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council had reason to believe that you have committed an offence, the details of the offence are outlined in the schedule on the Fixed Penalty Notice.
Within the 14 day period set out in the Fixed Penalty Notice you must either pay it or request that the matter be heard by a court.
If you wish to report a cleanliness issue relating to a street, right of way, car park, public convenience or other public area, please complete this Street Cleansing Report Form.
As part of our enforcement role we do work together with schools and community groups to raise awareness of litter and the problems it causes.
We also work closely with Keep Britain Tidy through their Cleaner Greener Network this included July 2009 involvement a national campaign about litter being thrown from motor vehicles.
Visit Keep Britain Tidy for more information.