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Think about your waste!

Published: 17/04/2020

The Council is asking residents not to start DIY or spring cleaning projects at this time if waste materials cannot be stored or disposed of properly. 

Many people will also be using the current emergency period as an opportunity to spring clean their home or attend to their gardens. Residents should carefully consider how, when and where they can dispose of their waste before starting any work. 

Fly-tipping is never acceptable and is a criminal activity that:

  • can damage the environment; 
  • is a risk to human health;
  • can harm wildlife and farm animals;
  • needlessly diverts our crews from their scheduled waste and recycling collections. 

Residents must by law dispose of their own waste materials responsibly. If your waste is found to be dumped illegally, whether you know about it or not, you could face a fine of up to £5,000. Anyone caught fly-tipping will face prosecution and a large fine.  

We do understand the concerns of residents who may have quantities of waste building up on their properties but now is not the time to try dispose of items after a spring clean or DIY project. 

Please consider everyone’s health and safety and dispose of your waste responsibly or keep it at home until our Household Recycling Centres re-open and charities are again able to collect furniture and clothing when the current restrictions are eased.