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A16/A52 area sees four-fold rise in fly-tipping during June

Villagers in Sutterton, Fosdyke and Bicker are being asked to report fly-tipping after a near four-fold increase in incidents across the area.

Boston Borough Council, which provides waste collection services for the three villages, confirmed that 254 cases of fly-tipping had been reported in June, compared to just 68 for the same month last year.

For the three months between March and June this year, nearly 800 incidents of waste dumping were reported, compared to just 342 over the same quarter in 2019.

Boston Borough Council (15520195)
Boston Borough Council (15520195)

Coun Yvonne Stevens, the council's portfolio holder for waste services, said: "Cleaning up any fly-tipped waste is time-consuming and expensive, with the cost of collecting and disposing of these items essentially paid for by council tax payers.

"This money could be otherwise spent in ways that directly benefit residents so please email any information and/or evidence you may have about fly-tipping to flyswat@boston.gov.uk

"Anyone producing waste has a duty to make sure they know who is taking their waste away and that it will be disposed of appropriately.

"Failure to do so could result in a hefty fine, however, the council does arrange for the fly-tipped waste to be removed as soon as possible when reported.

"Anyone offering to take waste away must be registered to carry it, or it might end up dumped and residents could be prosecuted for failing to take reasonable steps to prevent a fly-tipping incident."

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