No fines for rubbish scattered in high winds

Colchester Council have today (Thursday 18 January) announced there will be no fines issued for rubbish blown away by very strong winds that hit Colchester overnight.

The council have previously issued fixed penalty notice fines of £100 for dumping rubbish away from a property.

In a tweet sent out this morning, the council confirmed “residents will not be fined if their rubbish or recycling has been blown by the windy weather”.

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In the period 1 April 2017 – 1 October 2017, a total of 53 fly-tipping fines were issued by the authority, an increase from only 7 for the period 1st April 2016 – 21st March 2017.

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