Hyndburn Council Leader, Cllr Miles Parkinson OBE, issued an appeal to would-be fly tippers today to stop and think about the effect of their thoughtless actions on both Council Waste staff and the whole Hyndburn community, after waste including a bath and a bed base was dumped in the Water St area of Great Harwood over the weekend.
Cllr Parkinson said; “It’s shocking that at this time of national crisis, when our resources are so stretched, that these selfish, irresponsible individuals still choose to dump waste, putting our waste staff under more strain, and more importantly, risking their health, and diverting them from the essential task of picking up waste and recycling bins each week from the boroughs 36,000 households.
I say to them and others of the same mind to please, please, think about what you are doing, this is a time when we all need to think of others in our community, the selfish actions of individuals like these fly tippers has a massive impact on Council services, when our fantastic staff are working under really tough conditions to keep front line services going.
He added; “We are all grateful to our waste teams, please think about them and help us to keep them safe and carry on their vital work for all residents of the Borough.”
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