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Fly-tipping levels "considerably higher" in Sedgemoor
11:30am Sunday 22nd July 2012 in News
LEVELS of fly-tipping in Sedgemoor are “considerably higher” than before changes were made to recycling centre opening hours in April 2011.
A report for a Sedgemoor District Council Polden Clusters meeting this week said while there was a small drop in fly-tipping in April and May of this year compared to the same period last year, the levels are still much higher than before last year's changes were introduced by the Somerset Waste Partnership.
The report says: “The Clean Surroundings Team continue to respond promptly to the increased levels of flytipping. The council's enforcement officer continues to investigate cases and has issued many fixed penalty notices, with several cases having been taken to court, with outcomes pending.”