Warning fly-tippers in Guernsey 'will be prosecuted'

Fly-tipping is illegal and may lead to prosecution, Guernsey's Public Services Department has reminded islanders.

It comes after a reported increase in fly-tipping in the Castel.

A Public Services spokesperson said fly-tipping was a criminal offence and it tried to trace those responsible to recover the clear-up costs.

The department said: "Fly-tipping is illegal and anti-social and could prove costly when there are inexpensive or free options available."

Kevin Walsh, Junior Constable for the Castel, said the problem was getting worse and he thought charges for tipping put people off using the Mont Cuet landfill.

The Public Services spokesperson said: "No-one should be put off by charges to disposal of rubbish at Mont Cuet, where islanders can drop off a black bag of rubbish or similar for just £1.

"There are also other sites where people can take household items for free, such as the Longue Hougue Waste Recycling Facility or the Chouet Green Waste site, for garden materials.

"Islanders can even arrange to have bulky items like furniture collected, which costs just £15 for up to five items."

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