AFF has received enquiries from many of you concerned about fly-tipping in your area. AFF’s Housing Specialist Cat Calder reminds us all about the importance of keeping our housing areas free from litter…

FLY-TIPPING is illegal, an eyesore, encourages vermin and is potentially dangerous to children, local wildlife and the environment.

The money and time DIO spends on clearing rubbish would be much better spent on our houses and improving the local infrastructure.

So if you have large pieces of rubbish, unwanted household items or garden waste that you want to get rid of, take it to your local recycling centre or ring the council and ask for a bulk refuse collection.

There are also companies who will come and take away rubbish for you, but do check that they are a certified waste carrier – if they fly-tip your rubbish you could be liable for a fine of up to £5,000. To find a validated carrier, go to www.environment-agency.gov.uk

If you are having issues with fly-tipping in your area, report it to your local council or email housing@aff.org.uk

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