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Keep your waste and don't create fly-tips

Residents and businesses are being urged not to dump waste in communal recycling areas.

The Council's officers have noticed a growing problem of fly-tipping at its 'bring sites' following the closure of Oxfordshire County Councilís household waste recycling centres due to Coronavirus.

The problem is occurring across the District including at the facility at Asda in Carterton which is now having to be cleared on a daily basis by the Council's waste team.

Cllr Norman MacRae, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: "While we have some sympathy with residents who may have quantities of waste building up, we must emphasise that for everyone's safety please refrain from dumping it in public spaces.

"This places an unnecessary additional workload on our cleaning teams and is not acceptable at any time let alone the current coronavirus situation. I would further advise that these sites are not for the disposal of commercial items, they are for household recycling materials."

Cllr MacRae added: "I would remind offenders that we are monitoring the situation closely. The law has not changed and anyone caught flytipping will face prosecution and a large fine."

Posted : 30/03/2020 13:15:51

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