“Illegal dumping and thoughtless fly tipping costs the council thousands each year, is dangerous and looks unsightly."
Northumberland Labour’s deputy leader Liz Simpson is encouraging residents to take responsibility for disposing of their non-domestic waste.
Liz, who is also elected member for Newbiggin Central and East, said: “Carpets, white goods and furniture just being left in the back lane, in front gardens or in fields or lay-bys is a real blight on the environment and our beautiful county.
“Through an app called ClearWaste, people can get waste removal quotes for any size of unwanted furniture, carpets, white goods like washing machines, rubble and so on. The scheme only uses approved waste removal companies, so people can be assured that waste is being disposed of properly.
“Illegal dumping and thoughtless fly tipping costs the council thousands each year, is dangerous and looks unsightly.
“I would urge anyone who needs to dispose of things like furniture or any waste not taken away by the weekly council collections to use this council-approved app. People can also report fly tipping.”
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