Businesses in Bristol faced with fines over illegal dumping of rubbish in the streets

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Fines of up to £300 could be handed out to businesses over illegal dumping

Bristol businesses could be facing fines over the illegal dumping of rubbish in the streets.

A campaign has been launched in a bid to clean up the city’s streets, targeting the worst areas around Bristol. Fines of up to £300 could be handed out to businesses found guilty of illegally dumping waste in the streets.

Businesses in Bristol faced with fines over illegal dumping of rubbish in the streets

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Areas deemed the worst will be patrolled in an effort to crackdown on fly-tipping and littering. Two areas in the city have already had patrol officers searching for evidence of businesses dumping waste illegally.

The Easton area of the city and Stokes Croft have undergone street patrols by officers looking for evidence of illegal dumping and Stapleton Road in Easton has been underlined as a problem area.

As part of the investigation, hundreds of bin bags are checked for evidence to try and find out where the dumped waste has come from.

A lot of the rubbish searched by patrol officers comes from business premises, who could face being hit with a £300 fixed penalty notice.

The Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, is the man pushing for the clampdown of illegal dumping of waste in the city. Street searches will be carried out for the next few months and CCTV cameras along with new signage will also be used in the worst areas to help reduce the problem of illegal rubbish dumping by businesses.

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