Fly-tippers beware - as a new enforcement team is appointed in Warwick district - The Leamington Observer

Fly-tippers beware - as a new enforcement team is appointed in Warwick district

Leamington Editorial 16th Oct, 2023   0

FLY-TIPPERS across the district could face £1,000 fines as a new enforcement team is recruited.

The number of fly tipping cases reported to Warwick District Council has risen by 26 per cent from 2032 in 2021 to 2563 in 2022.

And as a result, a contract development and enforcement officer and a waste education and enforcement officer have been appointed. Their role will be to enforce fly-tipping, accumulated waste, and bins on the highway, as well as making regular spot checks across the district.

WDC neighbourhood spokesperson Coun Will Roberts said: “The rise in fly-tipping has led us to introduce this new enforcement team who will be targeting areas with high numbers of fly-tipping and accumulated waste. While the team’s goal is to reduce the amount of fly-tipping through education, they will have the power to issue fixed penalty notices of up to £1,000 where people deliberately and consistently choose to fly-tip. I’m also pleased that Warwick University is working in partnership with the council by contributing towards the waste education and enforcement officer position.”

Ben Hayday, community partnerships manager at the University of Warwick, added: “We are pleased to contribute to the new role at Warwick District Council to bring in more education and enforcement on the ground. We are working together to help our neighbouring communities be cleaner and more sustainable. With the Students’ Union, we offer guidance on how to do this successfully, including managing waste and recycling.”

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