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Crawley council vows to stamp out fly-tipping

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Crawley Borough Council has pledged to crack down on fly-tipping.

A spokesman said staff were clearing an average of six reported fly-tips every day and the council was to investigate how it could reduce this number to improve the look of the town.

Cllr Colin Lloyd, Cabinet member for environment, said: “We take residents’ concerns about fly-tipping very seriously and have pledged to find the most effective ways of dealing with the problem.

“I want to ensure that people are clear about all the legal ways available locally to get rid of old furniture, other bulky items, garden and DIY waste.

“We know that the number of fly-tips in Crawley is far too high so our crack down on fly-tipping will be stepped up in the months ahead.”

Unwanted items can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Site at County Oak.

Large items such as furniture or white goods can be collected by the council.

Residents on certain benefits are eligible for one free bulky waste collection per year. Call 01293 438772 or visit www.crawley.gov.uk/waste for details.

 

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