Council set to fine landlords for contaminated recycling bins
Ed Sheridan, LDRS
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Landlords could be fined almost £50 if they contaminate communal recycling bins with general waste.
Islington Council will vote on Thursday whether to pass a new reform which could fine managing agents or landlords £47.14 - and not empty their bin - if found in breach.
If the fee is unpaid, the bin would remain unemptied and the landlord would be asked to remove the contamination themselves.
If they do not comply, a community protection notice - usually issued to stop prevent antisocial behaviour - would be served to ensure compliance.
The council's eco chief, Cllr Rowena Champion said: “It is anticipated that a charge will encourage managing agents and landlords to work with us to proactively engage with their residents to raise awareness of recycling and to reduce levels of contamination."