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Cemetery fly-tippers will be prosecuted

Created on 15/12/2016 @ 04:57
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Residents who are dumping their rubbish in bins at Maesgwastad Cemetery will face prosecution, according to Powys County Council.

MyWelshpool was contacted by a disgruntled reader this week who was annoyed to find that the bins located there for disposing of old flowers were full with black bags (pictured).

“I put some dead flowers in the green bin provided but to my disappointment people are using it for household waste,” she told us.

Only last week it was announced that the Cemetery would be closed overnight starting in the New Year due to people, including motorhome owners, using it as a car park.

And now the council has said that it will get tough with the rubbish offenders.

Cllr John Powell, Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainability, said: “The bin at the cemetery is a commercial bin for waste produced at the cemetery.

“Anybody who dumps their rubbish from their house or business in these commercial bins are committing the offence of fly-tipping. This is of course illegal and we will investigate any incidents and carry out the appropriate enforcement action.

“If any householder is struggling to reduce the amount of waste they put in their black wheeled bin, they can contact our waste awareness team who will be able to provide advice on how they can recycle more of their waste. Householders can also request additional recycling boxes if they are required.”


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