Council warns park flytippers

The pile of rubbish on Monday, before it was removed. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG280512-124TW
The pile of rubbish on Monday, before it was removed. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG280512-124TW
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FLYTIPPERS are warned they won’t get away with abusing a domestic refuse and recycling collection point in a Spalding car park.

A massive pile of rubbish including an old metal dustbin, the metal frame of a microwave, black bags stuffed with garden waste, loose bottles and cans, straw and an old carpet, was finally removed by South Holland District Council from Gore Lane car park on Monday night after at least ten days.

Labels pasted on the bags by council refuse collectors stated the items had not been removed because they were either too heavy, contained garden waste, should have been left out for domestic recycling or were too bulky.

A council spokesman said: “This is a clear abuse of the refuse collection service for which there is a fixed penalty fine of £100 for those who flout the law.

“A sign is positioned at the site clearly stating that it is an offence to deposit rubbish before 6pm the night before and 7am on the day of a collection.

“We recognise there are recurring problems in the Gore Lane area with regards to waste disposal and we are constantly monitoring and investigating where certain bags are coming from.”

Councillor Roger Gambba-Jones, executive member for waste collection, said: “This is a repeat of the abuse of a legitimate domestic refuse and recycling collection point. We will be continuing to look for ways to catch and prosecute these fly-tippers.”