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PUBLISHED: 14:07 30 May 2008 | UPDATED: 20:31 05 July 2010

OUR Keep Lowestoft Tidy campaign is gathering pace, with plenty of trouble spots being identified this week.

Journal readers have been ringing the street cleansing team at Waveney District Council in their droves with reports of litter, fly tipping and paint spillages.

OUR Keep Lowestoft Tidy campaign is gathering pace, with plenty of trouble spots being identified this week.

Journal readers have been ringing the street cleansing team at Waveney District Council in their droves with reports of litter, fly tipping and paint spillages.

Amongst the worst sights were fridges full of black bins bags dumped from the rear access of Queen's Road and electrical items, including a television found at Cambridge Road.

At the back of Oxford Road, the team have also been working with environmental services to find evidence against fly tipping of a range of items, including a tyre, pushchair, wood and carpet.

Mike Daniels, street cleansing manager for Waveney District Council said they always try to identify the source of the waste and take appropriate action when necessary: “What's frustrating is that there are many ways to dispose of such items responsibly. We'd like to encourage residents to make maximum use of the available recycling facilities. Please visit the recycling pages of the council's website to find out what is accepted in your kerbside collection.

“Waveney operates a bulky household waste collection service for household items that do not fit in the wheeled bin, such as free-standing items of furniture like suites, beds or wardrobes, white goods like fridges, cookers or washing machines and rolls of carpets.”

Mr Daniels said they charged £23 for up to three freestanding items to cover the costs, but many items of waste could also be taken to one of the household waste recycling centres operated by Suffolk County Council

The team also spent hours steam cleaning a paint spill from the rear access of Cambridge Road.

Mr Daniels said: “A resident spilt paint in their garden and washed it out into the shared passageway, out of sight, out of mind. A little more effort and they could have avoided this situation. Instead cleansing staff spent several hours trying to steam clean the paint from the path.”

He advised that empty containers could be disposed of in the black bin, full containers can be go to a hazardous waste collection or if they are partly used, filling them with soil or sand with the lid off is acceptable for collection in the black bin.

Other reports this week are: fly tipping at Beaconsfield Road; fly tipping at Windsor Road; a pane of glass resting against a lamppost in Lyndhurst Road; fly tipped sofa and chair in Dove Street; broken glass at bus shelters in London Road South and Kirkley Park Road; bags and furniture at the rear access of Raglan Street; a mirror and a vacuum cleaner at the rear access of Lovewell Road; bags, window panes and a three piece suite at Pier Terrace; bags of tree cuttings in Arnold Street; a television in Albany Road; a mattress and sofa at the rear access of Kent Road; fence panels at the rear access of Salisbury Road; a television in Summer Road; furniture at the rear access of Stanley Street; bags at the rear access of Norwich Road and Roman Road; carpets on Lilac Drive; clothes at the rear access of Wollaston Road and kitchen units at Blocka Road, Somerleyton,

Blob: We want to encourage everyone to have pride in their environment, so tell us the hot spot places where litter louts, fly tippers, dog fouling and fly posting is striking.

To report a troublesome area email louisa.kennard@archant.co.uk or call the street cleansing team on 01502 523468.

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