ID is a tip top idea for tips

LOCAL people are supporting Thurrock Council’s introduction of asking for proof of identity at the civic amenity site in Linford.

Since Monday, 9 December, the council has been asking residents to provide ID when they go to the tip in Buckingham Hill Road, and residents are already starting to see a difference there.

Cllr Victoria Holloway, portfolio holder for environment said: “There have been a number of compliments for the advice and assistance being given to residents by site staff.

“They are helping rubbish be sorted and recycled where possible and there have been lots of positive comments too about the lack of traders and the reduced number of vans at the site.”

She added: “There hasn’t been an increase in the number of fly-tips reported to the council since the changes were introduced, but we will be keeping a close eye on fly-tipping across the borough and will work with our enforcement colleagues to prosecute offenders.”

Since December 9th, all vans visiting the site are asked to fill in a form to detail where the rubbish came from. If the same vehicle is seen using the site frequently then investigations and a property visit takes place to check the rubbish is not coming from a business or trader.

Don’t forget to check the opening times for the civic amenity site online at thurrock.gov.uk/linford-civic-amenity-site-tip/before-you-go-to-tip

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