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Plea over rubbish dumping at recycling sites

PUBLISHED: 12:49 21 April 2015 | UPDATED: 12:50 21 April 2015

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Don’t leave it on the ground or it’ll attract rats

Householders in Bexley are being urged not to leave rubbish or recycling on the ground at the borough’s recycling sites.

Bexley Council says people must not leave bulky items, waste or bags of recycling on the ground, and should take them home if the banks are full.

A council spokesman explained: “When waste or recycling is left around the banks on the ground, it looks unsightly and can be hazardous or attract vermin. It also costs the council significant money to clear it up.

“If the banks are full, please either take the items home and return when the banks have been emptied, or use the Reuse and Recycling Centres in Foots Cray, Sidcup, or Thames Road, Crayford.

“Foots Cray is open every day except Wednesday from 7.30am to 4pm and Thames Road is open every day at the same times.

“You can be prosecuted for unlawfully depositing waste or recycling on the ground – and you could be issued with a fixed penalty notice even for small amounts of waste.”

There are around 50 recycling sites across the borough.

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