Coun­cil’s new fly tip­ping cam­paign

Hamilton Advertiser - - ALL ABOUT LANARKSHIRE -

A cam­paign to tar­get fly tip­pers and peo­ple who drop lit­ter in North La­nark­shire is run­ning on buses, signs and bill­boards.

It asks peo­ple to do the right thing, put lit­ter in a bin or take it home and ‘don’t be a tosser’by drop­ping lit­ter.

The ad­verts also state that fly tip­ping is a crim­i­nal of­fence with a penalty of £200, while any­one caught lit­ter­ing faces an on-the-spot fine of £80.

“Most peo­ple don’t want to see lit­ter or rub­bish dumped in their com­mu­ni­ties, but sadly there is a mi­nor­ity who don’t care and ex­pect oth­ers to clean up after them,”said Coun­cil­lor Michael Mc­pake, con­vener of the in­fra­struc­ture com­mit­tee.

“Our cam­paign makes it clear their be­hav­iour is un­ac­cept­able, and we will take ac­tion against any­one caught lit­ter­ing or fly tip­ping.

“We are also ask­ing res­i­dents to re­port any­one they see fly tip­ping, help­ing us iden­tify those re­spon­si­ble by pro­vid­ing vi­tal in­for­ma­tion in­clud­ing ve­hi­cle reg­is­tra­tion num­bers and de­scrip­tions of in­di­vid­u­als in­volved.”

To re­port fly tip­ping, call North­line on 01698 403110.

Ad­verts The new cam­paign will fea­ture on buses

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