Friday, 12 October 2007

Council takes action against flytippers

Redcar and Cleveland Council successfully prosecuted 68 flytippers last year, as it tackled a total of 4,305 incidents, which cost £352,972 to clear up.

Tyres, chemicals, building materials, furniture and household rubbish are just some of the items that crews have to deal with in places as diverse as laybys on the A171 and Skippers Lane Industrial Estate to open space in Dormanstown and Kilton Lane.

The Council has joined forces with the Environment Agency in a region-wide crackdown targetting criminals posing as waste collection businesses.

By law, all businesses must be registered with the Agency if they carry, collect or dispose of household, commercial or industrial waste.

Under some laws anyone who employs a private company to take away their waste must make sure the firm is registered to do so or they could face a £5,000 fine.

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