Bedford Borough Council continues its crackdown on fly-tippers in 2023

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A pile of rubbish dumped in front of a  clothing and shoes recycling bank

A fly-tipper has been fined this month for illegally dumping rubbish from their car. The waste was left outside the clothes recycling bank in Great Denham. This was carried out right in front of the no fly-tipping sign. The man responsible was identified by the Council's Environmental Crime Team from a CCTV camera in the area. The offender has been issued a Fixed Penalty Notice of £400.

Councillor Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said, "I would like to thank our Environmental Crime Team who have been invaluable in helping us crack down on fly-tipping here in Bedford Borough.

“Fly-tipping is a criminal offence and we are seeking to clamp down and enforce any case we possibly can, either through the issue of a Fixed Penalty Notice or through a prosecution. Fly-tipping can ruin our countryside and our communities, we will continue to raise awareness that it is criminal and unacceptable.

“Our enforcement teams are working tirelessly to find and prosecute people who are carrying out unlawful activities. If you witness an incident of fly-tipping, please report it as soon as you can to give our officers the best chance of catching the perpetrators.”

Cllr Royden added, “If you have extra bulky waste, take it to the Household Waste and Recycling Centre in Barkers Lane or arrange for a licensed waste carrier to collect it don’t leave it at our recycling centres.”

If you see fly-tipping on the street or actually someone fly-tipping “Report It” to www.bedford.gov.uk/fly-tipping.

For information regarding the Household Waste and Recycling Centre visit www.bedford.gov.uk/hwrc.

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