Mendip Council cracks down on fly-tippers

mendip district councilMendip District Council is cracking down on fly-tippers by focusing its efforts on a notorious hotspot in the district. Criminals regularly dump waste illegally around the Gypsy Lane, Berkley Lane and Dark Lane areas of Berkley, just outside Frome, causing an ugly blight on the countryside. Now the council is to renew its efforts to identify offenders and reduce the number of fly-tipping incidents in the Gypsy Lane/Dark Lane area. Full story: Read more

Councils target asbestos fly-tippers

SWP asbestos 01Somerset’s councils are targeting the criminals fly-tipping hazardous asbestos in the county with new training to improve their enforcement officers’ skills and know-how. The expert-led course will help front line council officers with identifying asbestos, ensuring its safe removal, protecting the public and investigating its source. Asbestos is among the wide range of risky materials that dangerous criminals have dumped in the Somerset countryside, from chemicals to medical waste. Full story: Read more