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The launch of the We’re Targeting Fly-tippers campaign

Wiltshire Council has today launched a reward campaign to reduce fly-tipping

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The launch of the We’re Targeting Fly-tippers campaign

Wiltshire Council has today launched a reward campaign to reduce fly-tipping

throughout the county.

The We're Targeting Fly-tippers (WTF) campaign aims combat the scourge of fly-

tipping by offering residents a reward of up to £200 in high street vouchers if they

report information that leads to the successful prosecution of an offender or the

payment of a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN). The campaign will feature in the local

media, and on social media, posters and digital screens throughout the county.

Fly-tipping costs Wiltshire Council more than £180,000 each year, and it is unsightly

and a danger to wildlife and the environment.

In Wiltshire, most fly-tip reports are of a commercial nature, where waste is cleared

for a fee and then dumped to avoid lawful disposal costs. Penalties for offenders

include an unlimited fine and/or five years' imprisonment; a £50,000 fine and/or 12

months' imprisonment; a Fixed Penalty Notice of £400 if they are caught fly-tipping

small scale waste.

Cllr Bridget Wayman, Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Waste, said:

"We're delighted to launch this campaign to reduce fly-tipping throughout Wiltshire

and reward our residents for helping us to fight this blight on our beautiful county.

"Fly-tipping is unsightly and it is a danger to people, wildlife and the environment. So

we need the help of our communities to prosecute fly-tippers and keep our county

cleaner, greener and safer.

"I would urge anyone with any information about fly-tipping in Wiltshire to report it to

us with as much information as possible, and any successful prosecution or payment

of a Fixed Penalty Notice will earn a voucher of up to £200 for the person who

reported it.

The launch of the We're

Targeting Fly-tippers campaign

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"However, while we want residents to provide evidence as possible, it's hugely

important that people do not try to rummage through or disturb the waste, as this

could affect the scene and put people in danger.

"It is also essential that people do not attempt to confront anyone who is fly-tipping or

put themselves in danger in any way. We want to reduce fly-tipping, but public safety

is our main concern.

To report fly-tipping in Wiltshire, or to find out more about the campaign, including

terms and conditions, go to: www.wiltshire.gov.uk/community-environment-wtf.

COVID-19

For up to date news please visit:

www.wiltshire.gov.uk/public-health-coron...

Cancellation of Salisbury City Council events

Following government advice around the Coronavirus pandemic we have unfortunately decided to cancel all events until the 31st May. This includes:

...

Crimestoppers Information

Crimestoppers is an independent charity that gives people the power to speak up to help stop crime - 100% anonymously. We believe everyone has...

Changes to Kerbside Recycling Collections

Since July 2018 Hills Municipal Collections Limited have been delivering services under a

contract with the council for the collection of waste...

The launch of the We’re Targeting Fly-tippers campaign

Wiltshire Council has today launched a reward campaign to reduce fly-tipping

throughout the county.

The We're Targeting Fly-tippers (WTF) campaign...

News Archive