Cleethorpes

Fifty tonnes of fly-tipped waste cleared from Cleethorpes grot spot

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Around 50 tonnes of waste was removed from a central Cleethorpes lay-by, transforming it from a rubbish-filled grot spot into a clean and clear site.

As previously reported, North East Lincolnshire Council are continuing to investigate continued rubbish dumps and want locals to report illegal activity.

The council have now completed the work, which was started on April 19, in the Hewitt’s Circus retail park area of Cleethorpes.

The waste removed at the site included six tonnes of hazardous waste (asbestos, chemical containers and paint).

Temporary barriers erected at the entrance and exit will remain in place until the site is secured with fixed barriers.

This is to prevent unauthorised vehicle access and future instances of fly-tipping, which could lead to fines.

A council spokesperson said: “We find time and again that people are being paid to get rid of waste such as furniture, old bathroom fittings, fridges and freezes, building products or garden clippings, and then dumping it illegally.

“This could be avoided if householders and businesses checked the credentials of those disposing of waste on their behalf.

“The simplest way to check whether a business is licensed to take waste, is to ask them for their carrier licence number and then visit the Environment Agency’s waste carrier register and enter the details.

“If you don’t, and the waste if fly-tipped, you could be fined along with the person who dumps it.”

Anyone with any information about fly-tipping should report it here or by calling 01472 326300.