Fly-tipping more than doubles in Bicker, Fosdyke and Sutterton
Council tax payers in Bicker, Fosdyke and Sutterton could be bearing the costs of a large spike in fly-tipping incidents.
Figures from Boston Borough Council, which serves the three villages, showed that 177 fly-tips were reported in May, compared to just 74 in the same month last year.
Fly-tips more than doubled in April, with 193 reported this year, but only 94 for the same month in 2019, while March saw 174 incidents, compared to 106 for the same months last year.
The rise has been partly blamed on commercial businesses and tradespeople dumping waste, such as old kitchens, bathrooms and building materials, in the countryside.
Christian Allen, the council's head of operational services, said: "We will be taking a zero tolerance approach with those who illegally dump waste because they think they can get away with it.
"Whether it is a business or an individual, it is unacceptable behaviour."
"Fly-tipping isn't the fault of the council, it is caused by people who know they are in the wrong and make the wrong choices.
"Fly-tipping is illegal and we will step up our efforts to catch those responsible.
"Although our focus will be on businesses as the worst offenders, we also want to encourage residents to take responsibility for their waste."
Coun Yvonne Stevens, portfolio holder for waste services, said: "Fly-tipping is an increasing social problem and commercial fly-tipping is becoming not only a social problem, but also a huge financial headache for those on whose property the fly-tipping ends up.
"Preventing fly-tipping works for the good of the local residents and the community."
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