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Tidy Towns update

PUBLISHED: 11:16 11 December 2009 | UPDATED: 08:58 01 August 2010

FRIDGES, cookers and toys are just some of the items being dumped illegally in the Bungay area this week.

As part of our Tidy Towns campaign we have joined forces with Waveney District Council to clamp down on fly tipping, litter and graffiti in Beccles, Bungay and Halesworth.

FRIDGES, cookers and toys are just some of the items being dumped illegally in the Bungay area this week.

As part of our Tidy Towns campaign we have joined forces with Waveney District Council to clamp down on fly tipping, litter and graffiti in Beccles, Bungay and Halesworth.

This week, fly tipping has been relatively low, but there have been several reports of items being dumped that could have been disposed of responsibly at a recycling centre.

The cleansing team received reports of fridges and a cooker left in Mettingham, slabs and stones tipped in Earsham Street, and toys and fridges dumped at St Margaret's Road, both in Bungay. Fridges and bags were also found in the Flixton area.

Mike Daniels, cleansing service manager said: “We were disappointed to receive reports that items such as fridges and cookers have had been fly-tipped when there are responsible alternatives available, many at no cost.

“Dumping fridges is extremely dangerous for young children and wildlife. As well as leakages, there have been incidents of children suffocating inside illegally dumped fridges and freezers.

“If you are able to drive your fridge to an area and tip it, surely it isn't too much of a stretch to take it to a safe disposal site.”

All of the household waste recycling centres in the area have containers for the safe disposal of the main types of household electrical and electronic waste including fridges and freezers; TVs and computer monitors; large appliances such as cookers, boilers, microwaves and washing machines; any small appliance, battery or mains charged, such as vacuums and computer base units; fluorescent tubes including energy saving light.

Mr Daniels added: “Alternatively, Waveney District Council operates a bulky household waste collection service for household items. Because we have to make special arrangements to collect and dispose of this waste, there is a charge for this service. Visit the refuse pages of the council's website at www.waveney.gov.uk for further information.”

Elsewhere, the gum targets in Bungay seem to be working and the team will be jet washing around the bus shelter to remove old gum deposits shortly.

TIDY TOWNS hotline: 01502 527158.

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