Council tip closures result in increased fly-tipping

Councils’ decisions to shut their tips during the coronavirus lockdown has led to an increase in fly-tipping.

An increased number of lanes and fields are being used as dumps for unwanted appliances, rubble, wood and old furniture.

This morning (April 14), tonnes of rubbish were found in laybys and lanes in and around Hemel Hempstead and Markyate, despite notices warning of fines.

Members of the public can report fly-tipping through the app ClearWaste.

Last week, four tonnes of rubbish were collected in a council operation along the A41 in Hertfordshire. Dacorum Borough Council’s Clean, Safe and Green team cleared from over 20 kilometres of the road at a cost of nearly £28,000.

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