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Flytipping Watch community clean-up

Volunteers are invited to help at the second community clean-up organised by the Flytipping Watch Boston and Local Facebook group.

Bags, gloves, pickers and high-visibility jackets will be provided for the litter pick. Volunteers are asked to assemble at the Pioneer Wood car park on Fenside Road at 9.30am on Sunday, February 24. The clean-up will conclude at 12.30pm.

Support continues to grow for the site set up by resident Mark Douglass, with more people reporting fly tipping sites. All reports posted are passed to the borough council for action.

Jenny Moore, the council's environment and sustainability officer, said: "We continue to work with Mr Douglass and the flytipping Facebook group and are grateful for the information coming forward."

Anyone seeing a fly tip, or seeing anyone in the process of dumping rubbish, should report it with as much information as possible - a clear picture of the rubbish, a wider picture showing the site and precise details of the location. If the fly tipper is seen do not confront them as you may put yourself at risk, but do get a picture if you can and provide a description of those responsible and details of any vehicle being used. This is essential for a successful prosecution. Please do not investigate the rubbish for evidence of those responsible yourself as this could compromise a prosecution. This should always be left to trained enforcement officer from the council

Mark said: "We need the eyes and ears of the community to start positive change. Together we can build a community movement to make life uncomfortable for those who want to litter and fly tip. Those who want to dump rubbish illegally need to be looking over their shoulders and acting in fear of getting caught."

Littering and fly tipping can also be reported directly to the council.

The council will take action against those who litter. To report a littering offence that you have witnessed go to https://bit.ly/2QbtJZD

Print the form, fill it out and post it to the council.

If you are reporting a fly tip - you can fill out an online form at https://bit.ly/2QBrbn7  or send details by email to: flytip@boston.gov.uk Please include full location details and photos if available.

If you are reporting litter which requires cleaning up - please fill out the online form at https://bit.ly/2FYY3lO or email details to waste@boston.gov.uk

You can take items for disposal for free at the tip in Bittern Way or arrange for the council to collect bulky items for a small charge https://bit.ly/28H7Ku9

Remember, your rubbish means YOUR rubbish - it's your responsibility and that doesn't change when you hire someone to take it away for you. If they dispose of it illegally it remains your responsibility.

You can safeguard against this by ensuring the person you are paying has a waste carrier's licence. This is your assurance, and protection, that you are doing the right thing.

You can check in advance if the person you are thinking of hiring has a waste carriers' licence at https://bit.ly/1YlHCOD or ask to see their waste carriers' licence before agreeing to hire them.