Crackdown on fly-tipping

A NEW campaign has started in the area to combat fly-tipping. Huntingdonshire District Council will be distributing leaflets and running road shows to increase awareness about the correct way to dispose of rubbish. Fly-tipping hotspots in the district wi

A NEW campaign has started in the area to combat fly-tipping.

Huntingdonshire District Council will be distributing leaflets and running road shows to increase awareness about the correct way to dispose of rubbish.

Fly-tipping hotspots in the district will also be targeted and officers will be out and about using CCTV to catch offenders. Residents are also being encouraged to report incidents of fly-tipping and, if possible, give details of those they have seen. Anyone caught will be prosecuted and could be fined up to £5,000.

Councillor Colin Hyams, executive member for waste and recycling, said: "The council has an excellent record at cleaning up fly-tipping, which we try hard to maintain, as none of us wants to live or work in an unpleasant environment. The district has a considerably low fly-tipping problem compared with other areas, although there is a problem in a small number of concentrated areas."


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INFORMATION: Report fly tipping by calling 0800 389 6613.

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