Fly-tipping forces removal of recycling centre at local ASDA store

ASDA Recycling - GraphicA recycling centre is being removed from a supermarket car park due to the unmanageable level of fly-tipping.

A joint decision has been made by Blaby District Council and ASDA to remove the recycling centre at ASDA, adjacent to Fosse Park.

Banks will be taken away during the week commencing 27 July 2015.

Blaby District Council currently visits the site up to three times a day to remove fly-tipping, with an estimated 520 visits in the last 12 months costing £26,000.

Cllr Guy Jackson

Cllr.Guy Jackson: Regrettable level of fly-tipping…

Councillor Guy Jackson, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood & Environmental Services said:

“It’s regrettable that the level of fly-tipping at the recycling centre has become unsustainable.

“Our Neighbourhood Services team do not have the resources to spend so much time visiting one location to clear fly-tipping.”

“I’d like to thank ASDA for allowing us to site our recycling centre at their store over recent years and for supporting recycling in Blaby District.”

Textile recycling banks provided by the ASDA supported charities will remain for people who would like to continue to donate clothes.

The nearest refuse and recycling facilities are located at Whetstone Tip on Enderby Road, which is run by Leicestershire County Council.

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