Published: Wednesday, 27th April 2016
Fly-tipping in Broadland has fallen dramatically over the last year, thanks to work undertaken by staff at Broadland District Council and its partners.
As fly-tipping could encourage others to dump more waste, staff from Broadland District Council have led a proactive campaign with partners to tackle the issue, quickly collecting any dumped rubbish from highways, footways, lay-bys, verges and on District Council owned land.
The council has worked with parish councils, PSCOs and residents to identify hot spots, where warning signs have been put in place. The signs feature a pair of eyes and a message that the area is being watched, acting as a deterrent to potential fly-tippers.
Broadland District Council operates a ‘zero-tolerance’ approach to fly-tipping, and will investigate every report received by the public, where evidence has been found or witnessed. Fly-tipping carries a fine of up to £50,000 or imprisonment for up to five years.
Councillor John Fisher, portfolio holder for environmental excellence for Broadland District Council, said:
“We’re really pleased that this initiative has paid off, with a substantial reduction in fly-tipping that bucks the national trend. Fly-tipping is both illegal and a blight on our wonderful landscape. Broadland strives for environmental excellence and we urge our residents to report any fly-tipping activity within the district.”
Residents can report fly-tipping online at broadland.gov.uk/flytipping