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Perth and Kinross Fund Cleans up Spate of Fly Tipping

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Perth and Kinross Council are reminding landowners of a fund their offering to help stop and clean up fly-tipping across Highland Perthshire.

PKC’s Fly-Tipping Fund aims to put a stop to the problem by clearing up waste left by other people and helping install measures determining the activity.

A spokesperson for the council said: “Fly-tipping is an illegal activity which harms wildlife and blights our beautiful countryside and towns.

“If you are out on a walk this autumn, or are out driving, and spot some fly-tipped waste, think of this Fund.

They explained that the council will help clean up the mess and also try to stop it too, adding this funding can support gates’ and fences, cameras, signage or a community campaign to deter fly-tipping.’

Launched in June of this year, the fund has paid for the safe removal of asbestos in a nature reserve and is setting up a network of CCTV cameras to discourage people from irresponsibly disposing of their waste.

Now the council are asking for local landowners help them identify ‘hot spots’ to they can better implement the system.

The council’s spokesperson added: “If you wish to assist in getting any fly-tipping cleared, and at the same time perhaps be able to put in place measures to prevent future further incidents in the same location, please get in touch.”

The funding is due to close for applications on December 14 but the council ‘continues to welcome applications’.

More information can be found about the funding from the council’s website: https://www.pkc.gov.uk/flytippingfund

Alternatively, interested people can find more by emailing: ZeroWasteCommunity@pkc.gov.uk

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