CAMERAS have been installed at a flytipping hot spot as part of a crackdown on persistent offenders.
The cameras, along with warning signs, have been moved to Wilton Lane, the road connecting Wilton and Guisborough.
Redcar and Cleveland Council is now working with Cleveland Police to target the fly-tippers.
Offenders have been warned they could face unlimited fines and up to five years in prison if they are caught.
And it’s hoped that if these measures prove to be a success, they could be rolled out to other fly-tipping hot spots in Redcar and Cleveland.
The signs – featuring reflective eyes to make it look like a person is being watched – are being installed in the entrances to farms and other pull-ins along Wilton Lane which have been used to dump rubbish in the past.
The authority hopes that by using the signs, which will placed so they will be eye-level when driving, as well as the cameras, fly-tippers will be deterred from leaving their rubbish knowing that there is a real threat they will be prosecuted if they are caught.
Installing the signs is the culmination of hard work from councillors and staff from the Neighbourhoods Team as well as the Tees Valley Rural Forum and Cleveland Police.
It is also a key part of the council’s ‘Love It’ campaign, encouraging residents to love their borough.