Durham County Council launches fly-tipping crackdown

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PEOPLE in County Durham are being urged to help tackle fly-tipping.

A three-week campaign by Durham County Council, in partnership with the police and Environment Agency, will clamp down on people who dump waste illegally.

The campaign will also target companies which transport, handle or dispose of waste without proper authorisation.

As well as asking people to report incidents, the council will also target known hot-spot areas using surveillance cameras in order to catch culprits.

Ian Hoult, neighbourhood protection manager at Durham County Council, said: “Fly-tipping is a serious criminal offence, which is not only unsightly but is also costly to remove.

“We already investigate all reports of fly-tipping and will take appropriate action.”

Reports can be made online at www.durham.gov.uk/flytipping, by emailing flytipping@durham.gov.uk or calling 03000 26 1000. Reports can be made in confidence.