CCTV cutting fly-tipping

One of the fly tipping cameras, located in Grantham. EMN-151113-152237001
One of the fly tipping cameras, located in Grantham. EMN-151113-152237001

CCTV cameras are deterring fly-tippers at rubbish hotspots in the Sleaford area.

Cameras were installed last year at Green Lane in Welby and at a lay-by on the A52 at Swaton and are reported by South Kesteven District Council to have brought a big reduction in cases.

But the authority still wants residents to continue feeding back information on fly-tipping and littering, wherever it is in the district, by reporting it online at www.southkesteven.gov.uk

Householders are also reminded of the authority’s bulk item collection service when disposing of bigger waste items, with collection available for £12.

Mobile cameras are also in operation in other locations in the district so fly-tippers face an increasing risk of being caught and receiving a heavy fine.

SKDC’s Executive Manager for Environment Ian Yates said: “Every household and business has a responsibility to dispose of rubbish in the correct manner.

“We monitor locations across the district whether via fixed or mobile cameras, noting car registration plates and we will always consider prosecution for anyone we identify who dumps waste anywhere in South Kesteven.”

Householders are also reminded they have a legal duty of care to ensure their waste from activities such as building work are correctly disposed of and the firm has a waste carriers’ licence.