Taxpayers foot £200k bill for fly-tipping
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FLY-TIPPING costs taxpayers more than £200,000 a year to clear.
Slough Borough Council has released the figure in a bid to encourage residents to throw away household waste in the correct way.
Commissioner for environment and open spaces, Cllr Satpal Parmar, said: "It's not fair on tax payers and those who dispose of their waste correctly to foot the bill for those who irresponsibly dump waste."
Diane Viechweg, neighbourhood enforcement team leader for Slough Borough Council, added: "It's essential everyone in Slough understands it's their responsibility to prevent fly- tipping by ensuring they take reasonable steps to dispose of their household waste.
"Fly-tipping costs council taxpayers more than £200,000 a year to clear."
For more information or advice call the council's environmental services contractor Enterprise on 0800 634 6301.