Fly-tipping warning to residents during lockdown - The Rugby Observer

Fly-tipping warning to residents during lockdown

Rugby Editorial 21st Apr, 2020 Updated: 21st Apr, 2020   0

THOUGHTLESS residents are being warned not to fly-tip.

With recycling centres currently closed, Rugby Borough Council has seen a rise in the dumping of bulky rubbish on the streets which lazy householders expect bin crews to take it away.

A council spokesperson said: “We’re doing our best to support our most vulnerable residents and keep essential services going, but it doesn’t help when we have to deal with this.

“Only used licensed waste carriers or keep waste at home til the tip reopens. If you need to dispose of household waste, it’s important to know you have responsibility for making sure it’s disposed of legally.

“Whether you hire a company or a ‘man with a van’ to take away your waste, you must make sure the business which collects your rubbish has the correct Waste Carrier Licence and can supply you with a copy of a waste transfer note.

“If your rubbish gets fly-tipped and you cannot prove you took the necessary steps before paying for its disposal, you’re responsible.

“You could face a fixed penalty notice of up to £400 or be taken to court.

“We can collect bulky household items such as fridges and mattresses.”

To check if a business has a Waste Carrier Licence visit the Environment Agency’s online register or call 0370 8506 506.

There are some residents though who really appreciate the work of the bin crews.

Residents in Bell Close in Hillmorton gave their crew a rendition of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” when they arrived to collect rubbish last Friday.

Click here to see the community-spirited video on Rugby Borough Council’s Facebook page.


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