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Households and traders urged not to fly-tip or burn their waste during bonfire season

Bonfire night which is remembered by many as Guy Fawkes night celebrated by millions across the nation to set off fireworks with family and friends.

Whether it be sparklers for kids or sky-screamers which echo across the town, bonfire night is a night celebrated by many.

However, as joyous as this night may be householders and traders are expressed to not use this celebration as an excuse to fly-tip.

Fly-tipping which has increased in the year 2019/2020 in England with just under 1,000,000 fly-tipping incidents, an increase of 2% compared from the 957,000 reported back in 2018/19.

The council expressed; any kind of waste material should be destroyed through the appropriate facilities provided. However, if fly-tipping is caught, those responsible could be issued a fine of £400 or in more severe cases taken in front of a court.

People who are eager to get rid of their rubbish are asked to take their disposable waste to their nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre, which is free. However, people who use unauthorised waste carriers to get rid of their waste can face a penalty charge of £250. To be on the safe side, the council provides a collection service for a small fee. The fee includes the service which takes all your unwanted rubbish to the local recycling centre whether those items are big or small.

It is required by each household to take their duty to ensure all waste removed from their property is from a licensed carrier. The council urges to make sure the members of public collect names, company details, vehicle registration and a receipt.

Cllr Abdul Jabar, who is the Executive Member for Neighbourhoods and Community Safety, said: “The bonfire period is one of those times where some people think they can just dump stuff on bonfires – we would urge them to think again”.

For those individuals who find online waste collectors through social media the councillor has said: “Rogue waste carriers regularly use social media to advertise but people should steer well clear if they are unsure”.

Some individuals have in the past burnt their waste on Bonfire nights which the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Area Manager have said: “Bonfire night is not an opportunity to burn waste materials that have accumulated over the year and equally not an chance for commercial waste to be disposed of irresponsibly”

For any further information about how to dispose of your waste and if you would like to report fly-tipping the number is 01274 431000 or to report an incident online, readers are asked to visit www.bradford.gov.uk



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