Flytipping in Gosport has reduced by a third with the number of flytipping incidents being reduced from 126 incidents to 86 in the past year.
Last year the council took out a new contract with a Spanish firm for bin collections, which includes collecting on bank holidays. The leader of the council, Cllr Mark Hook, says he feels this has had a positive impact on the borough. ‘Our contractors are working well so I am pleased to report fly tipping has reduced by over 30 per cent and there has also been a marked reduction in the contamination of recycling.’
Cllr Hook added that the council has worked with Hampshire County Council to open up the access to the household waste centre, located in Rowner, which used to get extremely busy.
‘Before you had to queue out onto Grange Road to get into the tip With the new arrangements in, more areas are available for tipping and people are using the tip more. I think people have been acting responsibly. The tip has made a great difference. There is no need for people to fly tip.