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A new policy by Harrow Council is clamp down on rogue rubbish dumpers
2:00pm Sunday 27th October 2013 in News
People who try to avoid paying to dump rubbish at council tips could face a ban - or even an ASBO - if they persist.
Rogue rubbish dumpers will now be subject to a “three strikes and you’re out” policy in which those attempting to avoid paying the dumping fee will be banned for a year.
One high-speed getaway to avoid giving details and threats of fights with onsite managers are some of the incidents which have resulted in the new policy.
Councillor Susan Hall, leader of Harrow Council and cabinet member for community safety and the environment, said: “It is utterly unacceptable that council staff who are doing their best to keep our recycling and waste service running are threatened and intimidated in this way. These people are trying to cheat their way out of paying a dumping fee, and that just isn’t fair on those who pay their way.
“If aggressive yobs think they can bluster their way into dumping rubbish without paying at the civic amenity site, then they are in for a rude awakening in the form of a ban or an ASBO.”
Two twelve-month bans have already been issued and if offenders ignore banning notices, anti-social behavior unit will go through the courts to seek an ASBO.
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