More than 160 fines have been issued to people for flytipping and littering in Gloucester over the last financial year.

Gloucester City Council chiefs praised their environmental teams in cracking down on the issue.

He told the council meeting at North Warehouse on February 23 that £48,000 worth of fines have been issued and more than 100 warning letters have been sent out to offenders.

He also said 341 case of flytipping were reported in the last year.

“A total of 161 fixed penalty notices have been issued and 100 warning letters sent. Collectively, some £40,000 in fines have been issued.

“They have engaged with partners and other organisations to educate people about fly tipping and other environmental offences.”

The city council has redoubled its efforts in tackling flytipping over the last year. And they were recently given decommissioned CCTV cameras by Gloucestershire Constabulary which they will use to catch offenders.

Flytipping is a problem across the county and Cotswolds councillors recently called out an “outrageous” case of flytipping near Cirencester. Cllr Cook also commended Ubico workers and residents for their efforts in recycling.

The authority has increased the value of what it recycles to £1.25 million, up from £350,000 three years ago. He commended Ubico who have “seamlessly” taken over the waste, recycling and ground maintenance services from Urbaser.

“The huge increase in the value of our recyclables is in part down to Ubico’s handling and collection and storage.”

By Carmelo Garcia – Local Democracy Reporter

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