Flytipping – your duty of care

Dover District Council and Kent Police worked together in a joint operation on Wednesday to help crack down on fly-tipping in the area.

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Flytipping – your duty of care

Dover District Council has received a number of reports of flytipping in rural areas across the area over the past few months.

Flytipping not only looks unsightly but it can be harmful to people and animals, and is harmful to the environment.  Flytipping is a criminal offence which carries a maximum penalty of an unlimited fine and or five years imprisonment.

Householders are reminded that they can dispose of their waste for free at the Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HW&RC) managed  by Kent County Council located at Dover, Deal and Sandwich. In addition Dover District Council offers a bulky waste and furniture collection service.

Should residents arrange for an alternative waste collection they are reminded to check their collector is a licensed waste carrier and that a receipt is provided for the waste removed as residents can face unlimited fines should their waste be found flytipped.

If you witness flytipping, require further information on locations of the HW&RCs or wish to book a bulky waste collection please visit  www.dover.gov.uk , or phone 01304 872428 during office hours or 01304 821199 outside of office hours.

Save the date for Aylesham recycling advice session

Aylesham will host one of a series of free drop in sessions on Friday 5 August to offer help and advice to  residents on waste and recycling matters – and each household can pick up a free roll of compostable food waste bags.

Residents are invited to come to the drop-in session, organised by Dover District Council, which will be held at Aylesham health centre between 2pm and 4pm.

They can ask questions about recycling, waste and street cleansing, including help with what can be recycled where, and how you can continue to reduce, reuse and recycle.

For more information on waste and recycling matters, please see the waste and recycling pages on Dover District Council’s website.

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