Council gets tough with fly tippers

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East Lindsey District Council is warning it will take action against anyone who dumps waste illegally.

That is the message from the council after it revealed a 27% increase in the number of fly-tipping incidents the area.

Since April 2012, the council has cleared up 1,201 fly-tips, compared to 883 for the same period in 2011.

The cost of fly-tipping in East Lindsey is costing council taxpayers around £70,000 per year.

Portfolio Holder for the Environment, Councillor Tony Bridges, said: “We are spending hours and hours of time - and thousands of pounds of Council Taxpayers’ money - travelling around East Lindsey clearing up the mess after an irresponsible few people.

“East Lindsey is a beautiful district and there are a small number of people who think it is quite acceptable to take advantage of our rural area and dump kitchens, bathrooms, sofas, tyres and a whole range of other items in lay-bys and ditches.

“It has to stop. Fly-tippers should be aware that a court can fine them up to £50,000 or even imprison them for a year.”

Residents can report fly-tipping and provide details of those responsible by contacting the Council’s fly-tipping hotline at flytipping@e-lindsey.gov.uk or calling 0800 195 5228.

 

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