Council warning to fly-tippers

Fly tipping at The Drift in Harlaxton.

Fly tipping at The Drift in Harlaxton.

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FLY-TIPPERS are being warned they face massive fines for dumping unwanted items.

The warning comes after South Kesteven District Council was forced to clean up waste dumped by fly-tippers in The Drift in Harlaxton.

The district council is forced to spend tens of thousands of pounds a year of tax payer’s money cleaning up waste dumped by fly tippers.

SKDC’s head of environmental services, Dave Banks said: “Fly tipping is anti-social and a crime plus it costs local council tax payers around £40,000 each year to remove it and keep South Kesteven a clean and attractive place to live and enjoy.”

The council is taking the problem seriously and is appealing for anyone with information on fly-tipping to get in touch.

People are also being asked to be vigilant and watch out for people offering to dispose of your waste for a fee.

Mr Banks said: “The council is always keen to investigate and identify those responsible for such crimes and take action which can result in a prosecution and fines of up to £50,000.”

If anyone can help provide any information about the incident in Harlaxton or any other incident of fly-tipping, they should call South Kesteven District Council’s enforcement team on 01476 406032.