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Bonkers Blog July 2015

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6 July (Part 1) - Fly tipping is on the up

It’s illegal and it blights the landscape but fly tipping is widespread and probably inevitable. The News Shopper has reported today that incidents have risen by 20% over last year.

FreeAccording to the featured survey 20% of respondents said the cost of disposal was a significant factor. I’m surprised it wasn’t more.

It’s not like that everywhere, some councils take an enlightened view. The website extract shown here comes from an adjacent borough where council tax is 15% lower than Bexley’s. Just a few miles from the unwanted furniture below the council would take it away for free.

A second adjacent borough, Greenwich, where council tax is 12% lower than in Bexley, classes a three piece suite as one item and would remove it for a tenner.

Guess how much Bexley quoted to remove the suite below.

Fly tipping
Eighty pounds!

I don’t suppose it will end up on the street. Most likely it will be cut into small bits and distributed to several green bins for quite a long time into the future.

Bexley council. “Working for you.” We need a different slogan.


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