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Reported in the Flytipping category anonymously at 15:01, Sun 20 October 2019

Sent to Waltham Forest Borough Council 3 minutes later

Dyson Road & surrounding roads are being constantly littered by postmen who discard the rubber bands from packets of post onto the street or pavement. An email to the local sorting office suggesting this could be avoided by the simple expedient of requiring their employees to return the rubber bands to the depot for re-use thus saving the PO money & the local residents from litter, elicited the response that the bands were 'biodegradable' [ over several months in my experience ] as if that made it OK to throw them away in the street ! As they seem to ignore sensible suggestion from the public, their customers, & to feel that they are a law unto themselves who are immune from litter fines, of which they must owe nationally tens, if not hundreds of thousands of pounds, would a polite request from Waltham Forest council, who I understand is 'taking a tough stance on littering', that the PO desist from littering the local/national streets, carry more weight than individual residents emails ? Or, failing that, the threat of, or actual legal action stop this once & for all ?

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  • I have no forwarded response from either the Post Office or Waltham Forest Council regarding any steps they intend to take regarding the flouting of local by-laws & payment of fines for this. Rubber bands, obviously from postmen, are still being dropped in local streets months after original complaint & 3 weeks since the last ! If I were to accidently drop a sweet wrapper whilst pulling my handkerchief from my pocket, one of WF council's 'street wardens' would descend on me like a hawk to pay a littering fine, yet I have never read in the local media that a postman has been apprehended & fined for littering. Are the PO exempt from local laws ? If not - Wake up WF council & take action.

    Posted anonymously at 09:19, Tue 19 November 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • If feedback is not being sent to the council, then perhaps it should be to make them aware of the situation ? The problem is even worse now with piles of rubber bands dumped in some streets.

    Posted anonymously at 09:18, Wed 18 December 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Rubber bands still appearing in local streets & no comment from Royal Mail re stopping this littering.

    Posted anonymously at 13:22, Friday 17 January 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Rubber bands still being dropped in E11 streets so Post Office apparently continuing to feel it's OK for them to flout local bylaws. Where are the council on this very obvious problem ?

    Posted anonymously at 09:41, Saturday 15 February 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still no compliance from Post Office or local council regarding enforcement of litter laws which seem to be ruthlessly applied to members of the public. But not to a large organisation ? Why ?

    Posted anonymously at 12:11, Sunday 15 March 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

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