Croydon Council has widened its clampdown on shopfront fly-tipping.

From August 21, council officers will start limiting the times that Coulsdon businesses can leave out their waste for private collection. This is in an attempt to cut the chances of fly-tippers adding their own rubbish.

The Coulsdon phase begins along Brighton Road and Chipstead Valley Road, where shopkeepers will no longer be able to leave their business waste on the pavement between 8am and 5pm. Other parts of Coulsdon will be considered for future phases.

“We all have a responsibility to do our bit for the local environment, and this scheme helps both Croydon shopkeepers and their neighbours," Councillor Stuart Collins said.

“Areas already covered by this scheme are tidier with fewer fly-tips reported, and I look forward to even more local businesses working closely with the council to improve the borough’s streets.”