Fly-tippers dumping on a weekly basis attracting vermin and risking health

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Waterside Councillor Christopher Jackson has warned fly-tippers dumping rubbish on street corners in Top of the Hill on a weekly basis are attracting vermin and putting people’s health at risk.

The Sinn Féin Councillor appealed for the illegal dumping to stop.

“Dumping in Top of the Hill has become a major problem over recent years, with bags of household waste being dumped at street corners on a weekly basis.

“This is not only an eyesore for everyone living in the area; it also poses an environmental health risk with the rubbish attracting mice and rats. This needs to stop and to stop it we need everyone to take pride in our community and dispose of their waste responsibly,” he said.

Colr. Jackson said Hillcrest House, in conjunction with council, will be surveying the area to try to determine if any households require black or blue bins.

He said: “Anyone caught fly tipping bags of rubbish could face a fine of up to £1000. I would urge anyone without either bin to contact Hillcrest House on 02871347515 or contact myself to ensure that everyone in the area has the facilities to manage their waste and bring an end to the dumping on our streets.”