Lambeth council is considering hiring enforcement officers to crackdown on fly tipping, littering, dog fouling and other anti-social behaviour.
On Monday, Cabinet approved the recommendations of a report that include contracting a private firm to issue Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) for anti-social behaviour.
In 2014, the council issued over a thousand FPNs, more than half of them for littering.
Cllr Jenny Brathwaite, Cabinet member for Environment said: “Residents and business people are sick and tired of littering, spitting, dog fouling and fly tipping.
“It costs a lot of money to clear up after a few inconsiderate people so this is a very clear message that when it comes to anti-social behaviour, Lambeth is taking a zero tolerance approach.”
The recommendations were put forward by the Environmental Crime Scrutiny Commission following a lengthy review of how the borough tackles such problems.
Lambeth Council recently made the first successful prosecution in the borough for spitting in public.