Council moves to combat increased fly tipping since recycling centres were closed

Tue, 31/03/2020 - 19:18 -- Editor

Council has announced that litter warden staff have been deployed to assist environmental services staff to deal with fly tipping issues in hot spot areas.

In response to complaints from the public, increased messaging discouraging the practice is being pushed out through the media and the Council’s communication channels.

The Council also acknowledged that since the closures it was receiving an increasing number of calls and queries from the public seeking advice on waste services and these are being dealt with accordingly, with priority being given to people with medical issues and problems with additional residual waste.

Members were advised that while Refuse Collection services are continuing to operate across the Council, senior officers are actively looking at a bespoke COVID-19 waste response mechanism that could assist in dealing with the increased pressure on waste services. This is currently being scoped out and in the interim period the public are being asked to work with Council to try not to put additional pressure on waste services during this emergency period.