Council issues warning after spate of fly-tipping in Stevenage
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Fly-tippers are being warned that they could face fines of £300, as rubbish continues to pile up in certain parts of Stevenage.
Stevenage Borough Council posted a number of pictures on their website, highlighting piles of rubbish that had been left next to recycling bins in the town in recent weeks.
These recycling banks are emptied four times a week, but the council say a number of people are not bothering to check if they’re full, and prefer to dump their items next to them.
Commenting on this, councillor John Gardner, SBC’s executive member for environment and regeneration, said: “Any items left outside of recycling banks are classed as fly-tipping, which is unsightly, dangerous, and costs us time and money to clear.
“Our recycling banks are emptied four times a week, and our street cleansing teams clear any fly-tips daily, but unfortunately we’re finding that people are not even checking to see if the banks are full and are simply leaving a large number of items beside them.
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“If you do get to a recycling bank and find it is full, please report this to us and take your items home with you, or to the recycling centre or a charity shop when they are open.”
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