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Flytipping costs East Lancashire £363k

Lancashire Telegraph: Flytipping is costing the county Flytipping is costing the county

MORE than 4,000 warning notices to prevent fly-tipping were issued last year as part of a crackdown in Blackburn with Darwen.

The orders were served on occupiers and owners where land was deemed to be at risk and put up in hotspot areas. Some were also issued to people who had dumped illegal waste.

Blackburn with Darwen Council dealt with 2,197 incidents between April and December, compared to 2,880 for the previous financial year.

Local authorities across East Lancashire reported 8,720 incidents of fly-tipping from April to December last year, at a cost of £363,400 to councils.

The number had risen overall across Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Ribble Valley Hyndburn and Pendle, with 8,074 incidents in 2011/12.

Blackburn with Darwen’s executive member for environmental improvement and sustainability Councillor Faryad Hussain said: “Fly-tipping causes great disruption and upset as well as being a health hazard. We investigate any incidents of fly-tipping and we prosecute where possible. Recently we’ve had several successful prosecutions where people were handed large fines and the chances are if you do it you will be caught.”

In December, Darwen councillor Paul Browne demanded a major drive against the offence in the borough. He called for a stronger campaign of education, monitoring, prosecution and publicity to eradicate the problem.

Hyndburn had the lowest number of incidents of the boroughs.

The council offers a bulky waste recycling service entitling each household to one collection per month and prosecute an average of ten fly-tipping offenders each year.

Coun Clare Pritchard said all cases were investigated and urged people to report any suspicions.

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4:42pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Info-warrior says...

Local authorities across East Lancashire reported 8,720 incidents of fly-tipping from April to December last year, at a cost of £363,400 to councils.

Cost the council..? Cost the TAX PAYERS don't you mean...

In the real world people are sacrificing their self respect to put food on the table and pay the bills. When people are put under such pressure by the establishments they're not going to respect or even care about where the waste goes or which roundabout they throw it on.
Local authorities across East Lancashire reported 8,720 incidents of fly-tipping from April to December last year, at a cost of £363,400 to councils. Cost the council..? Cost the TAX PAYERS don't you mean... In the real world people are sacrificing their self respect to put food on the table and pay the bills. When people are put under such pressure by the establishments they're not going to respect or even care about where the waste goes or which roundabout they throw it on. Info-warrior
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5:00pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Begbie says...

Haslingden Old Road near Ossy seems to be a prime spot. How about some jail time for the culprits? There is new rubbish on a weekly basis. Surely it would be easy to catch the scum.
Haslingden Old Road near Ossy seems to be a prime spot. How about some jail time for the culprits? There is new rubbish on a weekly basis. Surely it would be easy to catch the scum. Begbie
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5:01pm Thu 31 Jan 13

drunken donut says...

The more council tips they close the more this will happen.
The more council tips they close the more this will happen. drunken donut
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5:17pm Thu 31 Jan 13

workaholic says...

I'm not surprised. I have made several trips to the recycling centre
at Whinny Hill in Accrington, and some of the staff there are like the Gestapo! They treat you like you are coming along to dispose of toxic waste instead of general household rubbish. Last time I was ordered 'yes virtually ordered' to sift through the black bin bags and sort out anything that might be recyclable, this despite there being filthy wet dirty sawdust on top of the rest of the contents!!
I'm not surprised. I have made several trips to the recycling centre at Whinny Hill in Accrington, and some of the staff there are like the Gestapo! They treat you like you are coming along to dispose of toxic waste instead of general household rubbish. Last time I was ordered 'yes virtually ordered' to sift through the black bin bags and sort out anything that might be recyclable, this despite there being filthy wet dirty sawdust on top of the rest of the contents!! workaholic
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11:36pm Thu 31 Jan 13

useyourhead says...

Don't worry, the problem will probably decline, as folk get poorer and poorer they will become less wasteful, plus scavenging will rise, taking care of some of what is thrown, a lot will get eaten by the strays that folk have abandoned because they can't feed them and the rescue centres are full, anything flammable will go on the stoves that are increasingly popular and then there wont be a lot left, yay!
Don't worry, the problem will probably decline, as folk get poorer and poorer they will become less wasteful, plus scavenging will rise, taking care of some of what is thrown, a lot will get eaten by the strays that folk have abandoned because they can't feed them and the rescue centres are full, anything flammable will go on the stoves that are increasingly popular and then there wont be a lot left, yay! useyourhead
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11:39pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Major Tom says...

Wasn't Blackbun and Darwin created by god doing a bit of flytipping?
Wasn't Blackbun and Darwin created by god doing a bit of flytipping? Major Tom
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11:42pm Thu 31 Jan 13

get-it- right says...

The Council dealt with 2,197 incidents between April and December yet they issued more than 4000 warning notices?? How does that work??
The Council dealt with 2,197 incidents between April and December yet they issued more than 4000 warning notices?? How does that work?? get-it- right
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9:06am Fri 1 Feb 13

drunken donut says...

Major Tom wrote:
Wasn't Blackbun and Darwin created by god doing a bit of flytipping?
It's actually DARWEN you moron, let me guess, from Burnley! Thought so.
[quote][p][bold]Major Tom[/bold] wrote: Wasn't Blackbun and Darwin created by god doing a bit of flytipping?[/p][/quote]It's actually DARWEN you moron, let me guess, from Burnley! Thought so. drunken donut
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10:29am Fri 1 Feb 13

useyourhead says...

drunken donut wrote:
Major Tom wrote:
Wasn't Blackbun and Darwin created by god doing a bit of flytipping?
It's actually DARWEN you moron, let me guess, from Burnley! Thought so.
LOL
[quote][p][bold]drunken donut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Major Tom[/bold] wrote: Wasn't Blackbun and Darwin created by god doing a bit of flytipping?[/p][/quote]It's actually DARWEN you moron, let me guess, from Burnley! Thought so.[/p][/quote]LOL useyourhead
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