‘Don’t put your rubbish in those bins!’

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Local businesses using the district’s public litter bins could face prosecution for not abiding to their trade waste agreements.

South Kesteven District Council is asking the local community and business owners to avoid using the district’s public litter bins for household and commercial waste.

The council is aware of several cases within this year where unwanted waste has been thrown into the public litter bins, leaving little or no room for passers by who need to offload their rubbish. In a few cases, this has lead to bins overflowing which makes the streets and neighbourhoods look unattractive to the eye. This sends out a poor message to those who would like to visit the area.

SKDC portfolio holder for healthy environment Councillor John Smith said: “Filling public bins with private waste can create real problems.

“We appreciate businesses and residents at times can have excess waste that needs to be removed but we ask this is done in a responsible fashion and in line with their legal responsibilities.

“Where we find repeat offenders we will prosecute but we want to work with individuals and businesses to find solutions, whether it is requesting additional bins or increasing the amount they recycle.”

Residents and business owners should call 01476 406080 or email customerservices@southkesteven.gov.uk