Net tightens around fly-tippers

PUBLISHED: 10:36 28 August 2012

WHITE van man fly-tippers are facing a crack down in south Cambs as council investigators prepare to bring five prosecutions after waste was illegally dumped.

Rubbish was strewn across the district and South Cambs District Council sleuths have gathered information on the tippers – and the householders and businesses that slipped them cash to take their waste away – and are on the brink of taking them to court.

Domestic rubbish, DIY waste and garden cuttings from in and around Cambridge were found dumped, saving the tipper fees for lawfully disposing of it.

Cllr Sue Ellington, South Cambridgeshire District Council’s cabinet member for environmental services, said: “Fly tipping costs this council, local farmers and landowners thousands of pounds each year – it’s an utter waste of money.

“We won’t stand for it, and our investigators will track down and prosecute both the fly tippers and the people who paid them to take the rubbish away. We need communities to also unite and if you see fly tipping please report it.”

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