Issue details

Enforcement of householder duty of care - KEY/11NOV19/01

The Cabinet Member:


1.    Agreed that the Council will use additional enforcement powers granted under the amended Environmental Protection Act 1990, to issue Fixed Penalty Notices to individuals where there is evidence that they have breached their duty of care for disposal of household waste.

2.    Set the fine rate for the offence of £400.00 if paid within 28 days.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significantly affecting two or more electoral wards;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/10/2019

Decision due: Not before 24th Mar 2020 by Cabinet Member for Communities

Lead member: Councillor Irene Walsh, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Health and Public Health

Lead director: Executive Director People and Communities Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Councils

Department: People and Communities

Contact: Clair George, Acting Head of Service - Prevention and Enforcement Service Email:; Tel: 01733 453576 Tel: 01733 453576.

Consultation process

Relevant internal and external stakeholders.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Adults and Communities Scrutiny Committee