CCT cameras to catch fly-tippers

The council will be using CCTV cameras to catch offenders.
The council will be using CCTV cameras to catch offenders.

The council has erected CCTV cameras and warning signage in an attempt to catch fly tipping offenders in the act.

Environmental health officers have identified ‘hotspot’ areas right across the borough and the signage warns potential offenders.

The move is an attempt to discourage them from dumping their waste illegally and instead take it to their recycling centre.

Recently one of the cameras detected a resident dumping unwanted tyres. Thanks to CCTV footage council officials were able to note the car registration, identify the owner and issue a fixed penalty notice. The resident owned up to the offence and has paid the fine.

The maximum fine for fly-tipping is £50,000 depending on the severity of the case.

“This Council is very proactive when it comes to the issue of fly-tipping and we refuse to continue to let people get away with such irresponsible behaviour,” said the Lord Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Darryn Causby.

We will continue to monitor these hotspot areas but would also encourage residents to report incidents of fly-tipping in your community to the Council, giving details of the location and if possible, details of perpetrators.”

Council have nine recycling centres across the borough that can be used by residents for the disposal of additional household waste.

These include the Fairgreen in Portadown.