Cllr Peter McDonald’s statement:
“At last the County Council has come to its senses and reopened five of its seven tips and of course introducing Social Distancing as requested by the Labour Group.
Had they listened to Labour in the first place we would never had the increase in fly-tipping and the queues now expected at the recycling centers.
It beggars belief that the County Council did not expect a rise if fly-tipping. Worcestershire just like other parts of the country where the sites sere closed have experienced the illegal dumping of waste – anything from fridges or washing machines, to black bin bags and boxes.
Reopening the tips is helping ensure residents do the right thing with their rubbish and to reduce the amount of household waste that is fly-tipped by rogue traders who offer to take people’s waste away for money and then dump it.
Most people have little forethought about the consequences of her actions. When it comes to fly tipping, people just don’t think. When a person fly tips, an entire series of negative ramifications happens. First, it’s damaging to the environment. Any intelligent person understands that the planet earth is a finite resource, and must be preserved
There is no excuse for fly-tipping, it is a hazard, its anti-social and an eyesore and its quite wrong to expect the taxpayer to pay for clearing away dumped items.
However, the blame lies squarely with the County Council who must have been aware that its actions would lead to the increase in fly-tipping and should have listened to Labour, who was not being political but sensible, for without recycle centers what did the Council expect the public to do with its waste?”