Fly-tipping ‘blights our streets’

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FIGURES have revealed there were 402 cases of fly-tipping in the Daventry district during the year 2010/2011.

The findings were published by the Department of Energy, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra) and show Daventry to be one of the least affected areas in the East Midlands.

There were 7,230 fly-tipping incidents reported in Northampton, 1,111 IN Corby 985 in Kettering, 910 in Wellingborough and 374 in South Northamptonshire.

Cllr Chris Millar, leader of Daventry District Council, said: “Fly-tipping is a national problem that blights our streets and countryside and it also costs the tax payer thousands of pounds every year, as local authorities have to foot the bill to remove and dispose of the waste appropriately.

“With our partners Enterprise we are currently looking at ways to speed up the process of clearing up fly-tipping incidents when they occur, and we will always prosecute anyone who is caught fly-tipping under the Environmental Protection Act.

“Anyone who sees waste being illegally dumped or finds some waste can report it to the council by emailing environmentalimprovement@daventrydc.gov.uk or calling 01327 871100.

“Alternatively people can report it on the self-serve system on our website, which is available 24 hours a day, at www.daventrydc.gov.uk.”