Nottingham

Fly-tipping rise leads to CCTV in Gedling area

Rubbish dumped in a road Image copyright Gedling Borough Council
Image caption Rubbish was dumped in the road at Gravelly Hollow in Calverton

CCTV cameras have been installed along country lanes in parts of Nottinghamshire after 44 fly-tipping incidents were reported in 10 days.

Gedling Borough Council said there has been a sharp increase in rubbish, including tyres, mattresses and asbestos, being dumped.

In some cases the incidents took place not far from a recycling centre and cost about £2,000 to clear.

The authority said patrols would increase around hotspot areas.

Image copyright Gedling Borough Council
Image caption Gedling Borough Council warned that perpetrators could be imprisoned

Councillor John Clarke, leader of Gedling Borough Council, said: "Fly tipping will not be tolerated and we must do everything in our power to catch the perpetrators.

"Clearing up these incidents costs the taxpayer and when it's within a mile of a recycling centre and business waste facilities, there is simply no excuse for this behaviour."

The council warned that the maximum fine for anyone caught fly-tipping is £50,000 and could even lead to imprisonment.

Image copyright Hollinwood Lane
Image caption Hollinwood Lane in Calverton is another fly-tipping hotspot

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