Date issued: 9 August 2019
Colchester Borough Council (CBC) is launching a new education and public awareness campaign highlighting the negative outcomes and potential fines that can be issued for environmental crimes such as fly-tipping.
As part of the Better Colchester campaign, CBC is pushing the message that such environmental offences will not be tolerated in Colchester.
Cllr Martin Goss, Portfolio Holder for Waste, Environment and Transportation, said: “Whether leaving a single refuse bag next to a public bin, bags of goods by charity bins or dumping large items and waste, fly tipping is illegal and a blight on our borough. We are going to be taking harder action on those that fly tip and remind everyone that fly tipping is a criminal offence punishable by a fine or prosecution.”
CBC is going to be introducing more CCTV in problematic areas and more signage to warn about the implications of fly tipping. Incidents of fly tipping will be more robustly investigated, and CBC staff are going to receive further training about enforcement powers.
Anyone caught fly-tipping by one of CBC’s Neighbourhood Wardens, or a resident who can provide enough evidence, will be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice.
Residents can report fly-tipping at www.colchester.gov.uk/report-fly-tipping