Environmental crime impacts upon the quality of our environment, reduces our pride of place and can have negative and economic impacts.
Fixed penalty notices (FPN) are now being issued in Torbay for a range of environmental crimes including littering, fly tipping, and failing to present domestic or waste bins correctly. They will also be issued for abandoned vehicles, graffiti, failing to produce a waste transfer note, and dog control.
We will also soon be launching a consultation on public space protection orders to tackle dog poo, with a view to issuing fixed penalty notices against people who fail to pick up after their dog.
You can report an environmental crime to us on the envirocrime page.
|Offence||Fixed Penalty Notice|
|Abandoning a vehicle||£200|
|Dog control offences||£80|
|Domestic waste bin offences||£60|
|Failure to produce a Waste Transfer Note||£300|
|Industrial and commercial waste bin offences||£110|
|PSPO (Dog off lead)||£100|
Pay your FPN
You can pay your FPN online or by calling 020 3131 3688. Make sure you have your debit or credit card details and the FPN number available before you start.
Appeal your FPN
You cannot appeal a fixed penalty notice. An FPN is an invitation for you to effectively discharge your liability to prosecution. In essence, this means that if you agree that an offence has been committed by you then by paying the sum of money specified there will be no further action in the form of prosecution for the offence. You can however make a representation to be considered by National Enforcement Solutions. This might be that you feel that the FPN was issued incorrectly. All representations must be made in writing.
Payments and representations are handled by National Enforcement Solutions on our behalf.
Not sure what to do with your waste and recycling?
You can take a lot of different items to our Recycling Centre in Tor Park Road, Paignton, though there are charges for some items.
More general recycling advice is available on the recycling pages.