Clobber the dumpers!
A brand new, anti fly-tipping campaign is set to launch across Oxfordshire next week.
Produced by Oxfordshire Waste Partnership (OWP), the campaign will help raise awareness of this environmentally damaging crime and encourage residents to report suspicious activity.
Not only is fly-tipped rubbish a blight on the beautiful county of Oxfordshire, it can be dangerous for children, wildlife and the environment.
OWP chair Cllr John Tanner says: “Last year in Oxfordshire over quarter of a million pounds of council tax payers’ money was spent clearing up after irresponsible fly-tippers. There are so many other things we could have used that money for which is why we’re serious about stamping out these dumpers. We want public support too with anyone using traders for home or garden work checking they won’t later illegally dump their rubbish.”
Hannah Bishop, OWP’s clean and green officer says: “Residents should report fly-tipped rubbish to their local district council to clear, but we also want to identify fly-tip ‘hotspots’. We’re aiming to tackle these with warning signs and CCTV to catch offenders in the act. If anyone thinks they have information about a hot-spot they should call OWP on 01295 22 19 16 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.