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Fly-tipping And Dog Poo Tackled As Part Of New Isle Of Wight Councillor Series

On Monday a cross party group of Councillors commenced a series of meetings to consider fly-tipping, litter and related problems on the Isle of Wight.

The group aims to produce a report and action plan later in the year to ensure the IW Council deals as effectively and efficiently as possible with the problem of fly-tipping on the Island.

Statistics show the Island has one of the lowest rates of fly-tipping activity in the South East of England and the main problem, as with many other authorities, is fly-tipping on the highway.

Jonathan Bacon, Isle of Wight Council cabinet member for environment, heritage and waste, said:

We have a lot of good practice on the Island but can still improve the system dealing with fly-tipping. We need to develop the system so it is easier to understand and engage with it.

“We also need to work on public education — the ‘Any Bin Will Do’ campaign is a prime example. It is annoying to see general waste bins with dog poo bags placed next to them when they can actually be put into the bin.

"I am looking forward to the group producing a report to help deal with these and other issues in our Island Biosphere”