Suffolk: Council reveal latest plans in war on fly-tipping

A NEW paid-for service that allows businesses and landowners to use a council network of waste centres could be introduced as part of the war on fly-tipping.

Lisa Chambers, Suffolk County Council cabinet member for environment and property management, will tell the authority’s leaders today that, by allowing businesses to use the 11 sites, recycling will be encouraged.

In addition, landowners, who previously have had to pay district or borough councils or clearance firms to remove fly-tipped waste, will be able to benefit from cheaper rates at the network of household waste recycling centres.

Ms Chambers said a trial at Bury St Edmunds and Foxhall, near Ipswich, had already started after requests from local business.

She added: “We are now working with our site contractors, FCC Environment, to expand this offering across the full network of sites and help to provide greater recycling opportunities for local businesses.”

The portfolio holder said that the project is related to the council’s work with the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) long-term project to tackle fly-tipping.

“The CLA wants somewhere the landowners can dispose of their waste without having to call out the borough or external clearance companies.”