* Cleanzine-logo-7a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 13th September 2018 Issue no. 837

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Fly tippers are under surveillance

* Fly-tipping.jpgNew CCTV cameras deployed across North Lanarkshire will be identifying fly tippers, who cause a hazard in communities and cost almost £900,000 a year to clean up. Anyone caught flytipping domestic waste faces a Fixed Penalty Notice of £200, and for serious offences this increases to £40,000 and/or two years in prison.

"We have invested £115,000 in fixed and mobile CCTV cameras to monitor locations where fly tipping is a problem," warns a council spokesperson. "We will also place large concrete barriers on sites we own to prevent vehicles gaining access to dump materials illegally, while new signs at key locations will highlight the penalties.

"We're asking residents to help by reporting any incidents of fly tipping, giving as many details of the people and vehicles involved, and we will pursue them."

Law-abiding residents can dispose of household rubbish at one of our Household Waste Recycling Centres or by booking a special uplift. Each household is entitled to three free uplifts each year.

"We are aware of adverts appearing on social media offering to dispose of waste for a fee," continues the spokesperson. "Often these are unregistered companies who then dump the material illegally, and the council's advice is not to use these services."

www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk

6th September 2018




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