Fly-Tipping Costs Council £1,200 Per Week

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Fly-Tipping Costs

A Welsh council is installing CCTV cameras in a town after fly-tippers cost it £1,200 in clean up costs in just a single week.

Fly-Tipping Costs Council £1,200 Per Week

Some 2,700kg of rubbish was illegally dumped in Rhyl West. The waste included mattresses, tyres sofas and even shopping trolleys. It cost Denbighshire council £1,200 to remove it. It asked residents to note down the number plates on vehicles dumping waste so prosecutions could be brought.

After a video of the waste was published online, the council’s head of planning and public protection, Emlyn Jones, said: “Hopefully this will send a message about the amount of rubbish we  are dealing with. Illegal fly-tipping has a huge impact on our neighbourhood and community. We are installing CCTV cameras to catch people who fly-tip in the area. We will be cracking down on anyone who commits this offence. Possible actions include taking offenders to court and fines of up to £350.”

Another local Councillor, Tony Thomas, went on to say: “Fly-tipping is seen as a disgusting crime by everyone except those who commit it.  It is disappointing that someone would go to these lengths instead of disposing of their rubbish legally.”

Legal Disposal of Waste

It is illegal to fly-tip waste -and even if you do not dump it yourself, you are liable to be prosecuted if you hire an unlicensed waste carrier and they end up dumping the waste themselves. The only way to be safe is to always insist on using a licensed waste carrier or hiring a skip from a reputable company like Martlands Skip Hire. We can make sure you do not fall foul of the law when clearing up your land.

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Don’t risk a fine: use a fully licensed waste carrier. To discover more about hiring a skip, call Martlands Skip Hire on a number below:-

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