Ref: PR 4673
Following a successful prosecution earlier this month, we are warning residents not to illegally dispose of their waste.
The reminder comes after a young man was convicted of flytipping and given a sentence of 60 hours of unpaid community work along with a fine for dumping waste in the south of the district.
Cllr Maureen Cummings, Cabinet Member for Environment and Communities said:"Fly tipping is a serious problem and something we are constantly working hard to improve across the district. It costs the Council more than £150,000 every year – money which can be spent on other valuable projects.
"We are reminding everyone to check that their waste is disposed by registered carriers and are encouraging residents to report fly tipping which can be easily done on the phone or online."
Residents can dispose of their waste correctly in a number of ways including:
• Taking waste to one of the Council's household waste recycling centres or bring sites
• Book the Council's bulky waste collections service by calling 0345 8 506 506 or making a request online
• Use a registered waste carrier to dispose of your waste - check by visiting www.environment-agency.gov.uk/publicregister or call 0870 8 506 506.
To report fly tipping please call the Contact Centre on 0345 8 506 506 - 24-hours 7 days a week or visit www.wakefield.gov.uk