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Council gets tough with fly tippers

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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