Planning on having a lockdown declutter and tidy-up?Published Thursday, 07 January 2021
In the last lockdown, many of us took the chance to have a clear out of their homes which sadly led to more cases of fly tipping in the borough.
Please remember the Government guidance, stay at home as much as possible and consider whether it is essential to dispose of your waste at this time.
All charity shops are currently shut due to the national lockdown - so putting unwanted items on their doorsteps or next to a collection bank is fly-tipping.
Household Waste Recycling Centres remain open with social distancing measures in place, so think about taking your waste to your local site. There’s more information on the Lancashire County Council website.
If you choose to hire someone to dispose of your waste, please check they are properly licensed by visiting the Environment Agency website.
If you don't, it may end up being fly-tipped. Fly-tipping is a serious criminal offence punishable by a fine of up to £50,000 and/or up to five years imprisonment. We also have the power to issue £400 on-the-spot fines for fly-tipping, and to seize vehicles which have been used in fly-tipping.
There’s more information on fly tipping and how to avoid it on our website: www.wyre.gov.uk/flytipping