2023/5: Fly Tipping Lliswerry Ward, Formal Council Questions and Responses - Monday, 20th March, 2023

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Question to the Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Biodiversty : 2023/05 - Fly Tipping Lliswerry Ward


Councillor M Howells asked:


Could the cabinet member confirm the number of successful and unsuccessful prosecutions in the last five years for fly-tipping in the Lliswerry ward and whether she expects these to increase or decrease following an introduction of three weekly bin collections.


Councillor Forsey responded:


Since the introduction of fixed penalty notices for fly tipping in 2019, Newport City Council has issued 7 £400  Fly tipping FPNs to residents who reside in Lliswerry ward (please note that waste location may be outside of the ward); it has also completed 1 successful prosecution with another one currently in preparation. In addition, 1 £300 FPN for breaches of section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 has also been issued.


Previous changes to bin collections in 2019 showed high compliance with Council policy, with very limited instances where enforcement action had to be used and no overall increase in flytipping. We expect this will be the case with planned changes to bin collections in 2023. We trust our residents will make use of the weekly recycling collection service, bulky collection service and Household Waste Recycling centre, and will not resort to a criminal offence that can lead to fines or prosecution.