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Come and see how we deal with litter and fly-tipping offences in Nuneaton and Bedworth

Published on Friday, 7th July 2023

Nuneaton market stall

Residents can find out how Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council handles littering.

They can learn how the Council’s Environmental Enforcement Officer deals with the offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

He and a member of enforcement contract company District Enforcement will be on hand at a stall at Nuneaton Market on Wednesday, 12 July from 9:15am and speaking to and educating people to reduce numbers of these offences.

It follows two similar and highly successful events in August and December last year, which saw hundreds of Borough residents visit the stall.

The team will be answering questions, handing out cigarette pouches, dog waste bags, and other Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council recyclable items, along with a quiz for children.

They will also hand out leaflets explaining the offences that we cover along with education of the impact of littering.

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 covers all fly-tipping incidents, both business and residential, waste contracts and Duty of Care offences for businesses and all littering offences for members of the public.

The Council’s Environmental Enforcement Officer also has powers to investigate and prosecute under the Highways Act 1980 for fly-posting and dog fouling.

Portfolio Holder for Public Services at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, Cllr Sue Markham, said:

“Our environmental enforcement team does a fantastic job dealing with litter and fly-tipping.

‘’It's just very disappointing that some people think it's OK to discard their rubbish around the borough in the first instance, instead of disposing of it properly.

‘’Please visit the stall to learn about the team and what they do.’’