Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Bin misuse warning

A WARNING has been issued to people in Henley who are dumping household waste in public bins.

South Oxfordshire District Council says it could prosecute offenders.

It has already sent warning letters to culprits whose bills and other personal information have been found in public bins.

Some residents have also been been putting contaminated waste, such as dirty nappies and food, into their recycling bins.

These contaminated bins are not emptied by the council’s contractor Biffa and the council says the waste is then being dumped in public bins rather than being put in the correct landfill bin.

Councillor Tony Harbour, cabinet member for waste and recycling, said: “As the number one recycling council in the UK, we take our responsibilities very seriously.

“It's unfortunate that the district is being let down by a minority of people in the Henley area who do not seem to care about their civic pride.

“This behaviour is irresponsible and costly to clean up. We have already caught a few of the culprits and will continue to seek them out. They risk being prosecuted and fined.”

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