'Ending free bulky waste collections will increase flytipping in Leicester', councillor fears



A councillor for the area in Leicester worst affected by fly-tipping has sought guarantees the problem will not get worse if a free service to collect bulky waste from homes is scrapped.
Stoneygate ward city councillor Lucy Chaplin raised concerns there would be further illegal dumping in her patch if the current free collections of items, such as furniture and fridges, ceased.
The council proposes to introduce £20 charges for the collections in a move to raise £153,600 annually.
Council figures show Stoneygate ward had the most reported cases last year with 1,355, followed by North... read more

 
7 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 23
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