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Rubbish campaign stepped up in Hyndburn
1:33pm Thursday 5th September 2013 in News
COUNCIL workers are visiting residents in a battle against rubbish dumped in gardens and alleyways.
Enforcement officers have been inspecting the area during recent weeks and nine notices were served in Rishton, ordering households to clean up their mess.
Cabinet member for environmental services, Coun Paul Cox, accompanied an enforcement team on its round.
He said: “Just recently I’ve been out and about with our busy enforcement teams, who are working on a rolling programme across the borough to help residents manage their waste more effectively.
“Recycling as much waste as possible is so important, not only for the sake of the environment and future generations, but also to save money and keep council tax bills down, as sending waste to landfill is an expensive business – over £90 per tonne.”
Coun Cox warned residents who dump rubbish-filled black bags or bulky items will be ‘dealt with’. An abatement notice or a court summons could be issued to residents who fail to clear up their mess, he said.
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