MDDC takes action on fly-tippers who think dumping garden waste is OK

Posted on: 28 November 2017

Fly-tippers have been fined £200 for dumping garden waste on a popular walking and cycling route in Tiverton.

A member of the public alerted Mid Devon District Council to a large amount of fly-tipped garden waste. Following a full investigation the people responsible were identified and a fixed penalty notice was issued.

Removing and disposing of fly-tipping is an expensive business, with the Council and taxpayer having to pick up the bill.

Fly-tipping and littering are both illegal and will be dealt with by the Council. If anyone has information relating to fly-tipped material, particularly if they are aware of who is fly-tipping, that information can be forwarded to streetscene@middevon.gov.uk

Clive Eginton, Leader of the Council with responsibility for the Environment, said “We want people to be aware that fly-tipping in any form is not acceptable and we will take action. There are plenty of options to dispose of garden waste; whether it’s subscribing to the Council’s garden waste service, home composting or taking it to the recycling centre. Conscientious residents ensure their garden waste is disposed of properly and it is a shame that not all residents are committed to protecting their environment”.

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