Council wages war on ‘disgusting’ flytippers

Bins, Waste and Recycling
14:20, Saturday, 20th April 2024

North Lincolnshire Council has blasted litterers and flytippers who are dumping rubbish as fast as it is cleared away.

In one operation, 40 tonnes of rubbish was cleared up from tenfoots in Crosby – only for more to reappear within 24 hours.

“There’s no other was to say it – these people are disgusting,” said Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council.

“How they can think it is acceptable in any way to blight our communities and create a health hazard in our streets like this is beyond me.”

“Make no mistake – we will come down hard on anyone dropping litter or dumping rubbish.”

The council undertake regular bulky item collections and foot patrols and doorknocks take place three times a week.

Tenfoots are checked and cleared weekly.

The council has a tranche of measures into force designed to punish the dumpers. These include:

  • More than 350 people have been fined for littering in the Crosby area in the past 12 months and more than 150 warnings and notices served.
  • Installation of CCTV cameras and improved street lighting.
  • Proposal to introduce a Selective Licensing scheme which would give the council more powers to punish landlords and tenants for anti-social behaviour.

“This is a small section of the community who are behaving in an appalling manner,” added Cllr Waltham.

“There are many brilliant people in Crosby who organise regular community litter picks. We give them our full support and I won’t rest until this disgusting minority are brought to account.”

Recent photos show a tenfoot before it is cleaned, after the work has been done and then 24 hours later, with rubbish and mattresses already piling up.

Photo of a tenfoot filled with dumped rubbish including an overflowing skipPhoto of a tenfoot behind houses after it has been cleared of rubbishPhoto of a tenfoot with dumped rubbish and mattresses