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Fly-tipping soars

Wednesday March 16 2016

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FLY-TIPPING incidents in Barnsley have soared by 41 per cent – with the clean-up costing £250,000 last year. 

Incidents in the borough rose from 2,162 in 2013/14 to 3,057 in 2014/15.

The cost of the clean-up didn’t include additional services that area councils have setup to remove litter and waste. 

Council bosses discussed the issue last Wednesday, and considered recommendations made in a draft fly-tipping action plan that has been put together to combat the issue.

The plan places a strong emphasis on communication and a ‘behaviour change campaign’, rather than relying on enforcement action.

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Reply Posted by Gavelar on Wednesday March 16 2016 at 13:21
Dirty skiprats, the fines should be made really high along with a massive amount of community service applied too, get offenders cleaning up the areas they have fouled. These people running local Facebook advertising pages should should ban supposed waste disposal posts. It's not a coincidence that the amount of people advertising increasing has resulted in more and more fly tipping. Makes my blood boil seeing piles of waste just dumped, the people that do it are absolute filthy dirty scumbags.

Reply Posted by Eric John Harrod. on Wednesday March 16 2016 at 16:41
It's time these people responsible for this were caught,convicted & made to pay for the clean up. The people fly tipping van loads regularly should have their licenses revoked & their vans crushed to send out a strong clear message that this behaviour is unacceptable & will not be tolerated. The public should make sure that anyone removing rubbish for them with a van are disposing of it at council waste sites otherwise they are knowingly contributing to the problem.

Reply Posted by Gav on Thursday March 17 2016 at 18:39
Even though it's ridiculous I suppose no one at the council would blame twice weekly bin collection or limits at the tip for business or waste carrier licences all of which makes it difficult for people to dispose of rubbish correctly and that's not to mention how much the council charge for collecting additional waste from your home my guess is all of these rules cause fly tipping but they will fix it with more rules and restrictions to try make a profit instead of lifting all the restrictions and making a profit from the waste been tipped properly

Reply Posted by paul on Friday March 18 2016 at 09:24
Gav - rules don't cause fly tipping - people cause fly tipping,
you can blame the council, blame the law, blame bin collections, blame the credit crunch all you like, but at the end of the day it is individuals who choose to get rid of their waste in this way, where has pride and personal responsibility gone these days, I don't know, it is always somebody elses fault..

Reply Posted by Gavelar on Friday March 18 2016 at 10:48
Here Here

Reply Posted by micky on Friday March 18 2016 at 11:48
If you look properly the scruffs are to blame but also the council and coppers are. The taxes we pay are for the council to build crap we don't need and coppers to keep an eye on it. Whilst these idiots are doing this everyone else are getting robbed or crap being dumped all over the place. Good innit you lot voted em in now cope with the crap. Enjoy.

Reply Posted by K South on Monday March 21 2016 at 07:20
Pointless - do we really think that 'communication' will stop the low life who dump their rubbish? Barnsley has once of the worst litter problems I have seen and we need enforcement and punishment !!

Reply Posted by Steven James on Wednesday March 23 2016 at 08:38
Rubbish breeds rubbish, you only have to look at the clowns in the town hall to see that.

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