Council urges residents to dispose of waste responsibly following spate of fly tips

November 6, 2018

Glass fly tip (Nov18)Over recent weeks the Council's Neighbourhoods team has been dealing with repeat incidents around the village where large quantities of glass has been left on the roadside - with one clean-up operation even requiring the use of the team's tractor to safely dispose of the rubbish.

The Council are now appealing for anyone with information about the incidents to come forward, but also want to make sure that residents are aware of their responsibilities when it comes to disposing of waste.

Residents are urged to make use of their household bins and local recycling centres, as needed, and to ensure that they use a registered waste carrier if they use someone other than the District Council to take away unwanted items. Businesses are also being reminded to make sure that they use a registered waste carrier, when waste is transferred from a commercial property.

Portfolio Holder for Operational Services, Councillor Sandra Harrison, said: "Fly tipping, such as that seen in Covenham St Mary, is a blight on our beautiful District and it's an issue East Lindsey District Council takes very seriously but we do need the help of the public to help catch individuals irresponsible enough to try and flout the rules. As such I would encourage anyone who witnesses a fly tip, or has concerns about a business incorrectly disposing of waste, to get in touch with us on 01507 601111 or at www.e-lindsey.gov.uk. If you do witness a fly tip, it's also crucial that you try and note as much detail about the perpetrator or vehicle as possible, to give us the best chance of finding the person responsible."