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Fly Tipping? – Shop a tipper!

Litter and Rubbish is a real big issue for Wolverhampton. The controlling Group has done as much as it can to tackle this issue, which is as much a regional and national issue as it is a Local issue.

Here in Wednesfield we do not have quite the same sort of problems that some Inner Areas of the City have! But we still do have people dumping litter in garage sites and out of the way places.

Officers have informed your Labour team of Councillors that they are pleased to report that there has been a 50% drop in fly tipping in the city following the success of our new ‘Shop a tipper’ campaign.

City of Wolverhampton Council cleared over 2,000 reported incidents of fly tipping last year 2017/18 costing tax payers around £300,000 to clean up.

In January 2019, The City launched the current campaign to clamp down on fly tippers. It aimed to encourage residents to report offenders so that we could make them pay for their selfish criminal behaviour.

The Managing Director of City of Wolverhampton recently told Councillors “Due to the campaign’s success, fly tipping across the city has halved from 1,045 incidents last year to 519 this year. We have also been working with community groups and educating residents on how to dispose of waste correctly and encouraging residents to keep their street neat and take pride in their area.”

 

The MD wanted Local Councillors to help continue to promote the scheme within our wards. This article is very much about this. If you have spotted or you know of anyone fly tipping, please contact the City of Wolverhampton and inform the Council about your suspicions.

 

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Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more

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