Cotswold Fly-Tipping Campaign Is Launched

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Cotswold Fly-Tipping Campaign Is Launched

The ‘Keep the Cotswolds Clean’ campaign is being launched this week (May 28th 2009) by Cotswold District Council, to support the Keep Britain Tidy Campaign. Cotswold District Council has distributed posters across the district and is displaying them in council offices. The posters encourage people to dispose of waste responsibly.

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of any waste on any land or highway not licensed to accept it. This includes general household waste, large domestic items like fridges and furniture, garden refuse, commercial waste such as builders rubble and soil, clinical waste and tyres.

If you witness a fly-tipping incident and there is conclusive evidence, we will prosecute the offenders wherever we can. Fly-tipping is a serious criminal offence that carries a fine of up to £20,000 and is unlimited if the case goes to Crown Court. Fly-tipping can even result in a prison sentence.

Mark Tufnell, Portfolio Holder for the Environment said:

“It is our priority to protect the beautiful environment of the Cotswolds. Fly-tipping can be dangerous, pollutes land and waterways and is costly to Council Tax payers. I would urge people to use reputable waste contractors when disposing of bulky household items or large amounts of garden waste. We intend to prosecute anyone who is found to be fly-tipping and we have successfully prosecuted three people to date.”

Posted : 28/05/2009 18:57:57

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