Warning to fly tippers in Watford

Watford Borough Council is seeking witness to a significant fly tip of over 100 tyres in Chester Road (near junction with Hardwoods Road) on Tuesday 5 March 2019 at 1.30pm...

Published: Tuesday, 12th March 2019

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Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor said: “Flytipping is an offence and we will take immediate action against people who think they can get away with it. Our residents are really concerned when they see dumped rubbish polluting our communities. It harms our environment, attracts vermin and can be a health hazard. It costs the council many thousands of pounds a year to clear up, meaning residents are paying to dispose of other people’s unwanted rubbish.

Every Watford resident has a duty of care to dispose of their waste properly – or if they give it to someone else for disposal, to ensure they are a registered carrier of waste. The dedicated environmental crime team investigate all reported offences and have successfully prosecuted many perpetrators. These cases have resulted in fines and even imprisonment.”

If you are unsure about how to dispose of waste, please check out our website at www.watford.gov.uk/flytipping. Advice on getting rid of bulky waste in Watford is available from the council’s environmental services partner, Veolia, at enquiries.watford@veolia.co.uk

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