Easter alert over flytipping headache
A warning has come from rural watchdog the CLA, which expects Easter to signal the start of another year of waste being dumped illegally in gateways, fields and hedgerows and on private land.
CLA East regional adviser Rob Wise said: “This is the big weekend for DIY, gardening or just a spring clear out and that’s when we’ll be getting the rubbish because some people simply can’t be bothered to go to the re-cycling centres.
“The CLA is committed to highlighting the problem of fly-tipping in the region. It damages the environment as well as diverting public money which could have been spent on other essential services.
“Fly-tipping occurs all year round, but this is undoubtedly the worst period of the year. We are asking everyone who has waste to dispose of not to take the easy option.
“We need to achieve a culture where littering generally, and fly-tipping, in particular is socially unacceptable. Tyres, because of the rules of disposal, are especially prevalent.”
Fly-tipping is a serious offence, which carries a custodial punishment and can result in fines up to £50,000.