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Coronavirus: Increase in fly-tipping across Craven

Coronavirus: Increase in fly-tipping across Craven

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 1:56pm 15th April 2020.

There has been an increase in fly-tipping across Craven because of coronavirus.

  • Fly-tipping has increased in Craven due to the coronavirus outbreak.  
  • North Yorkshire County Council is urging residents and businesses to reduce waste and stop fly-tipping.
  • It has produced a list of waste reduction tips to help residents during the virus outbreak.  

North Yorkshire County Council says there have been 23 fly-tips reports in March compared to 14 in February. 

Residents and  businesses are being urged to reduce waste and stop fly-tipping during the pandemic.  

North Yorkshire County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres are currently closed to ensure the safety of staff and to discourage unnecessary travel. 

Asbestos fly-tipped in Hetton in the Yorkshire Dales

Councillor Carl Lis, Craven District Council’s lead member for Greener Craven, said:

“Fly-tipping is not only a criminal offence, but it damages the beautiful landscape of the District and is a potential threat to human health, animals and wildlife.

“Whilst all efforts are being made to maintain Council services, valuable resources are being redirected to deal with needless fly-tipping rather than being used to help with the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak during this difficult time. 

“Please do your bit and help keep your area clear of fly tipping – reduce your waste and hold on to anything that cannot go in your blue, green, or brown bins, until the Household Waste Recycling Centres are open again.

“We would ask residents not to undertake large DIY, decluttering or garden projects that will produce a lot of waste, unless they can store the waste, and please don’t put large items that do not fit into your wheeled bin out for collection.”

The Ccouncil has produced a list of waste reduction tips which you can view here.