Don't get caught this Christmas

Over the festive season there is an increase in the amount of household waste and Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council would like to remind everyone that fly-tipping is illegal.

Wednesday, 12th December 2018, 2:07 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th January 2019, 8:18 am
Pictured with one of the CCTV cameras used by Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council to catch flytippers are: (l-r) Alderman James Tinsley, Vice-Chair of the Council's Environmental Services Committee; Councillor Janet Gray MBE, Vice-Chair of the Council's Environmental Services Committee and Heather Moore, Director of Environmental Services.

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council operates CCTV in dumping hotspots in its area to catch offenders and, following its first successful prosecution against a serial illegal dumping offender recently, it will continue to use CCTV footage to prosecute those offenders who fly tip within its boundaries.

Councillor Janet Gray MBE, Chair of the Council’s Environmental Services Committee, said: “Over Christmas many of us have extra waste that we need to dispose of and the Council would remind its residents to be responsible when doing so over the festive period. The Council operates a kerbside waste collection service, three household recycling centres, a bulky collection service and a network of bring banks for its residents to responsibly recycle and dispose of household waste. We would urge our residents to use our waste services and not to hire a ‘man in a van’ to dispose of their excess waste as it may end up being part of a fly tipping investigation.”

The opening hours of Council’s three Household Recycling centres over the festive period are 9am – 4pm on December 24 and 31. They are all closed on December 25 and 26 and January 2, with normal opening hours on December 27 - 29 and from January 2.