Have you ever wondered what our Neighbourhood Services Education and Enforcement team do across the City? Well, to make our City look clean and tidy we have a dedicated team of Officers that work between 6am and 11pm, out on streets daily dealing with waste related offences.
Officers cover different wards of the City; they build rapport with communities, local businesses and build relationships within the community and residents to make sure waste is disposed the correct way to improve our street scene.
The officers tackle legislation from the Environmental Protection Act 1990 including waste related offences such as Section 46, in which a household has history of incorrect presentation of waste. This means putting waste out on the wrong day or presenting side waste outside of the wheelie bin. When residents are in breach of the section 46 notice and evidence is gathered, a fixed penalty of £100 is issued to discharge liability for prosecution. If left unpaid the case proceeds to magistrate court for prosecution.
Incidents can occur in communities where rubbish is dumped in front of businesses, inside and outside commercial wheelie bins. Officers in that particular ward will investigate whether there is evidence around the commercial bins is rubbish from other commercial businesses or residents around the area.
Officers also patrol the streets of Cardiff and when a person is spotted walking away from a dropping litter, dog fouling an £80 fine is issued on the spot.