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Fly-tipping: Wokingham Borough Council pledges action to clamp down on problem

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Wokingham Borough Council is promising action over fly-tipping

MORE ACTION is being taken to stop fly-tipping across the borough.

Last year, the council received £11,500 in fines, after launching it’s zero-tolerance approach. This is now being reinvested into enforcement action.

Cllr Parry Batth, executive member for environment and leisure said: “We are actively monitoring hot-spot areas, inspecting evidence and using CCTV to ensure we can take  appropriate legal action against this unlawful activity.”

This includes setting-up earth bunds at Poperinghe Way in Arborfield, to stop vehicles driving on the grassed areas. The council has installed CCTV on site, and along the A329, which is regularly targeted. 

“We will continue to crack down on criminals who engage in the activity, but we need your help,” Cllr Batth added. “We are asking all of our residents to support by disposing of their waste responsibly and to help us in keeping our borough clean and green.” 

Residents who do not dispose of their household waste properly could be hit with a £4,000 fine.

To avoid this, residents should ensure any companies removing waste from their property has a license and is authorised to do so. Residents can check this on the Environment Agency’s website or the Right Waste Right Place website.

Last month, the council issued two fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping, totalling £800.  

And it has been successful in court, winning £1,000 against a man who illegally dumped a mattress in Hurst, in 2018.

For more information about disposing of waste and recycling, visit the re3 website.

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