Waltham Forest council are urging residents to turn sleuth in the war on litter by offering cash rewards for information. As if recruiting children to grass people up wasn’t enough, it seems we’re now being encouraged to take photos of neighbours or random strangers who may (or may not) be dog fouling, littering or fly-tipping, though we hope it’s the dogs fouling and not the owners. The council’s claim that fly tippers are becoming more 'sophisticated' in an attempt to justify the scheme appears to be based on the fact that many of them remove anything that could identify them from the rubbish first. Which hardly seems like rocket science to us, but there you go.
Last Updated 27 July 2009