Help to stop fly-tipping in your area

Residents in King Arthur’s Way are being urged to contact the Council if they see anyone fly-tipping in the local area.

The plea comes after Environmental Services Officers carried out an inspection of the area and found a large amount of waste left on streets and in open spaces.

Councillor Peter Boulton, Portfolio Holder for Environment said. “It is a shame that a small number of people are spoiling the local environment for everyone. Illegally dumped waste is not only unsightly but it also poses a health risk. Our Cleansing Team works hard to ensure that areas are monitored and that any litter and fly-tipping is cleaned up but we would encourage residents to get in contact with the Council if they do witness anyone flytipping in their area. It is an offence and anyone caught will face prosecution and can be fined up to £50,000 if convicted.”

If residents do have any large or bulky waste to dispose of then there are a number of options including:

  • Taking waste free of charge to a Household Waste Recycling Centre.
  • Arranging for the Council to collect the waste as part of the Bulky Waste Collection Service (one item costs £13.00 to collect and multiple items cost £26.00). If you are claiming benefits, you may qualify for a free collection.
  • Arranging a collection through a company who are privately registered to carry waste.
  • Donating items to charity shops or organisations for example, Testway’s ‘Twice as Nice.’

For information on all of these options please contact the Council’s Customers Services Team on 01264 368000 or visit

I welcome this initiative. It is re-assuring to know that Environmental Services officers are monitoring flytipping and taking action to prosecute flytippers. However the problem does not just occur on King Arthur’s Way but across Alamein ward and the rest of Andover particularly in public open spaces. I urge residents to report flytipped rubbish and flytippers wherever it occurs. When there are services available to remove rubbish and there is a public waste disposal site in Andover there is no excuse for dumping rubbish on the streets.

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