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Aberdeenshire Council cautions residents against fly-tipping after rise in Garioch numbers

By David Porter

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Following a recent increase in fly-tipping cases across Garioch, Aberdeenshire Council is reminding residents that fly-tipping is prohibited, and legal action will be taken against those who are caught.

With a variety of disposal options available, the Council urges householders to manage their waste responsibly and avoid unlawful disposal methods.

Aberdeenshire Council have resumed bulky waste uplifts but they are currently operating at a reduced capacity.

The cost of collection is £27.96 for up to four items and significantly discounted charges are available to those on benefits.

Fly tipping continues to be an issue in Aberdeenshire.
Fly tipping continues to be an issue in Aberdeenshire.

Ros Baxter, Waste Manager at Aberdeenshire Council, said: “I would like to remind the public that fly-tipping is illegal and offenders will be prosecuted if caught.

"Households and businesses are responsible for their waste and must ensure that it is disposed of lawfully.

“We have imposed several fines for fly-tipping this year, and our teams will continue to serve penalties to those who break the law.

“There have been concerns raised in the past about unlicensed individuals and businesses who have collected waste with false promises of disposal.

"For this reason, both residents and businesses should be wary about using a ‘man with a van’ or similar adverts on social media to dispose of waste.”

Before allowing any waste to be taken away, always take a note of the vehicle registration number, ask to see a waste carrier’s licence, ask where the waste is going and get a receipt.

If the person collecting your waste will not grant your request, then the chances are your waste will be illegally dumped.

If this is the case, you share liability for the crime and risk being given a fixed penalty notice.

If you see someone committing an act of fly-tipping, littering or dog fouling, you can report it by completing an online form under the ‘report waste issues’ section on Aberdeenshire Council’s website or call the Wasteline on 03456 081207.

To report an incident of fly-tipping: http://bit.ly/report-flytipping

To make a booking at a household recycling centre: http://bit.ly/HRC-Booking

To find a local charity collecting furniture in your area: https://reusetool.zerowastescotland.org.uk/

If you have any questions or concerns about fly-tipping, please contact us on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AberdeenshireWaste/

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