£100k cost of dealing with fly-tipping

FLY-TIPPING has cost the Dorset Waste Partnership more than £100,000 after it tackled 1,669 separate incidents between 2012 and 2013.

Illegally dumping waste can be very harmful to both humans and animals humans, as well as leading to the pollution of land and water courses, says the partnership.

However, since April this year, the number of incidents has totalled 903.

A spokesman from the Dorset Waste Partnership said: “The data does show that there is a decrease in |fly-tipping so far this year compared to last year, even with the addition of West Dorset District Council and Weymouth and Portland.”

Mike Bell, Dorset Waste Partnership head of operations, said: “Fly-tipping is a crime and we would ask anyone who sees it to report it to their local council so that it can be cleared and investigated. Items of household waste should be taken to a local recycling centre, or you can request a bulky waste collection from your council.”

People in the Dorset Waste Partnership area can report fly-tipping online at www.dorsetforyou.com/flytipping.

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