MALVERN Hills District Council has issued a stark warning to residents to dispose of their rubbish properly as it continues its clampdown on fly-tipping, writes Eve Watson.
It follows a spate of offences in and around the town, including one where a broken-up children’s bed, carpet and black sacks of household waste were discarded in an alleyway on Bellars Lane.
On that occasion officers the council’s Community and Environmental Protection Officers (CEPO) tracked the man down who was reported to have dumped the items to an address in Malvern and he was handed a £400 on-the-spot fine.
It is one of a number successful prosecutions carried out by officers in recent weeks.
On July 31 a delivery driver was witnessed throwing his delivery notes out of his van at Hill View Gardens in Ripple and was given a £75 fine for littering.
And officers say the purge will continue.
Coun John Raine, who is responsible for the environment on Malvern Hills District Council, said: “I hope these incidents send a clear message that we will not hesitate to take action against those who put our environment at risk by acting irresponsibly.
“There is no excuse for fly tipping or littering.
“Large amounts of waste can be taken to household recycling centres or put on the hands of a reputable company, with a waste carrier’s license to dispose of it responsibly.
“We want everyone to play their part in keeping our district clean and tidy by putting their litter in a bin or taking it home with them and putting it in their green or black bins.”
Anyone who witnesses any littering or fly-tipping can visit www.malvernhills.gov.uk/report-it to pass on the details to council officers.
Go to malvernhills.gov.uk/refuse-and-recycling for more on how to dispose of waste.
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