Posted: Fri 13th May 2016

Ten tonnes of fly tipping collected a month around Deeside corridor prompts council to set up taskforce

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, May 13th, 2016

Flintshire County Council has set up a taskforce following concerns about the high level of littering and fly-tipping in the alleyways and streets between the High Street and railway line along the Deeside corridor.

The Group, led by Council officers and local Council members has taken a number of key steps in an effort to reduce the high levels of littering in the area, they include:

· The local area has been regularly cleaned and the volume of waste recorded and checked to identify the responsible for the litter and fly-tipping;
· Warning signs have been erected in the area, advising residents of the correct waste collection points;
· The provision of enhanced enforcement arrangements in the area;
· The Council’s waste service employees have also visited every property in the area to ensure that they are aware of their own waste collection arrangements and that they have sufficient waste containers for their waste.

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Previously, up to 10 tonnes of fly-tipping material has been removed from the streets in the area each month and since the new approach was introduced this quantity has reduced and the area is now showing clear signs of improvement.

Additional Enforcement Officers will now patrol the area and action will be taken if anyone is found littering or fly tipping the area.

Flintshire County Council Cabinet Member for the Environment, Councillor Bernie Attridge, said:

“The Task Group and the Council operatives have worked extremely hard to improve the area and I now hope that the residents will participate fully with the waste collection service by ensuring their waste is presented on the correct day and at the correct location for collection. I will be asking for the outcome of the project to be evaluated and if it is as successful as first indications would suggest, we will make arrangements for the process to rolled out in other areas of the County, where similar problems exist.”

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