Council plans clampdown on fly-tipping across the borough.
A MOBILE CCTV Enforcement Officer has been recruited by East Staffordshire Borough Council (ESBC) to target people fly tipping in the borough.
The mobile cameras will be located at well-known hotspot areas in a bid to identify people dumping rubbish illegally.
And ESBC can rapidly move the cameras to new locations in response to requests from residents, partnership agencies and other service users.
The cameras are able to record daily for 24 hours will also be used as a deterrent to potential fly tipping offenders and other forms of anti-social behaviour.
As part of its commitment to making East Staffordshire a safer and cleaner place to live and work, the cameras will help to identify those responsible for illegally dumping rubbish and hold them to account.
Footage can be used as evidence in court to support prosecution cases and, the council says, enforcement action will be taken against anyone found to be offending.
Cllr Bernard Peters, Deputy Leader for Community and Regulatory Services said: “Fly-tipping is a real nuisance – it’s unsightly, it can pose health risks to wildlife and people, and it costs time and money to clean up.
“We’re hoping the use of these cameras will help us to catch and prosecute offenders and reduce incidents of fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour around the borough.
“We’d like residents to help us by letting us know about problem locations within their community that may benefit from the use of a camera.
“It’s also important to remember that we’re ultimately all responsible for our own waste, and must ensure anyone privately employed has a waste carrier’s licence issued by the Environment Agency.
“Please get a receipt with the name and address of the company taking the waste and make a note of the registration number of the vehicle used.
“Alternatively, you can use ESBC’s bulky waste service.”
Anyone wanting to apply for the deployment of a camera can telephone 01283 508506 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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