Council says anti-fly-tipper cameras are working in South Kesteven

One of SKDC's flytipping cameras located between Trent Road and Swingbridge Road in Grantham. EMN-160423-075709001
One of SKDC's flytipping cameras located between Trent Road and Swingbridge Road in Grantham. EMN-160423-075709001

CCTV cameras are deterring fly-tippers at litter hotspots in South Kesteven, after cameras catching dumpers at a lay-by on the A52 near Swaton resulted in a prosecution last year.

The authority says further cameras on Green Lane in Welby and on Grantham Canal continue to deter and reduce volumes of fly-tipping.

But South Kesteven District Council wants residents to continue to feed back information on fly-tipping and littering, wherever it is in the district by reporting it online at www.southkesteven.gov.uk

Mobile cameras are also in operation in other parts of 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: “We monitor locations across the district, noting car registration plates and we will always consider prosecution for anyone we identify who dumps waste anywhere in the district.

“Every household and business has a responsibility to dispose of rubbish in the correct manner and a legal duty of care to ensure waste from activities such as building work is correctly disposed of.

“We thank those residents who report businesses to us who do not provide the necessary documentation when they employ them.”

Residents can check if a business is a registered waste collector online at https://environment.data.gov.uk/public-register/view/index

For scrap metal collectors, householders need to ask to see documentation that is issued by SKDC.

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