New figures show that Ashfield District Council is winning the fight against fly-tippers. The latest figures shows a 15% decrease in fly-tipping service requests compared with last year.
The new figures also show that Ashfield District is the second lowest authority in Nottinghamshire for fly-tipping.
Ashfield District Council has been waging a war against fly-tippers for some time. This includes buying a number of camouflaged cameras which have been deployed in fly-tipping hotspots across the District.
Sting operations have also been carried out as part of the BIG Ashfield Spring Clean 2019, targeting rogue waste contractors who do not dispose of waste responsibly.
Councillor Helen-Ann Smith, Deputy Leader of the Council said: "The 15% decrease in fly-tipping is welcome news. We are not resting on our laurels though. We are however working hard to make it easier for residents to get rid for their rubbish via the Spring Clean. We are coming down like a ton of bricks on those who ruin our environment. As a Council, we are determined to clean up our District and these latest figures show that we are doing exactly that."
Councillor Jason Zadrozny, Leader of the Council said: "One of this Council's number one priorities is to improve our environment. I would like to thank our fantastic employees for doing exactly that. If you look deeper into the figures, they show that an average only 0.04% of households fly tip. Those are the people we're after so if you fly tip, we will catch you!
“Every bit of fly-tipping is now thoroughly investigated and we will do everything we can to identify the culprits. The figures also show that we're now doing better than most authorities in the fight against fly-tipping. Considering that Ashfield is the biggest District in Nottinghamshire, to be performing better than most other authorities is great news. I would like to thank responsible residents, together we can clean up our District."