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New campaign urges residents to SCRAP fly-tipping

A major campaign has been launched across the Cotswold District today, to raise awareness of the problem of fly-tipping.

Originally created by the Hertfordshire Fly Tipping Group, the SCRAP Campaign has been run successfully in other areas of the country using know-how and resources from many local authorities to raise awareness of the issue among the wider public.

In the coming weeks, Cotswold District Council will be running an online campaign aimed at informing residents and businesses about the law and their obligations around fly-tipping, as well as highlighting key information such as how to check for a waste carrier’s licence and information on how to dispose of different types of waste.

Cllr Andrew Doherty, Cabinet Member for Waste, Flooding and Environmental Health, said: “Fly-tipping is a national problem and one that has a significant impact on both our communities and our environment. It is an issue that, as a Council, we take very seriously and we will look to tackle offenders head-on.

“We hope that through this campaign we can raise awareness of the issue, and help to educate our residents and businesses on how to properly dispose of their waste through the appropriate channels.”

The campaign will also inform residents on how to report a fly-tip and highlight the penalties if caught fly-tipping.

Nationally, fly-tipping is on the rise and is reflected in the district with Council operatives regularly called to investigate and clear unsightly rubbish that has been dumped illegally, often on farmland or roadsides.

The Council’s campaign is being supported by Gloucestershire Police, who are often called to deal with instances of fly-tipping in the district, and the National Farmers Union, whose members are often negatively impacted.

Residents are encouraged to follow the Council @CotswoldDC on Twitter and Facebook or visit to find out more.

Contact Information

Cotswold District Council Communications Team