Fly-tip­pers snapped

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

HOUSE­HOLD­ERS are be­ing warned they face tough ac­tion if they fail to use a rub­bish tip cor­rectly.

Bosses at East Northamp­ton­shire Coun­cil say there have been a num­ber of in­ci­dents in which res­i­dents have sim­ply dumped rub­bish at the Oun­dle re­cy­cling cen­tre in­stead of put­ting items into the col­lec­tion banks.

Waste man­age­ment of­fi­cer Kevin Sk­erry said: “Sur­veil­lance of the site led to four res­i­dents be­ing caught dump­ing green waste and house­hold items, in­clud­ing a mi­crowave, by the banks when it clearly states items must be placed in the banks.

“Three of them have re­ceived a £75 fine and one re­ceived a warn­ing no­tice.

“We are re­mind­ing res­i­dents to dis­pose of their re­cy­cling prop­erly at the Oun­dle banks or risk a fine of up to £5,000 for fly­tip­ping. It’s re­mark­able that some peo­ple make the ef­fort to get to the re­cy­cling banks and then don’t use them.”

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