By Grainne Cuffe, Local Democracy Reporter
Lewisham residents could soon have access to ‘community tips’ in a bid to tackle fly-tipping.
A motion to launch a new approach to tackle the problem is due to be passed by Lewisham council at a meeting on Wednesday.
Plans include a review of what it would cost to provide the community tips, at several locations across the borough, which would make it much easier for people to dispose of their rubbish.
Currently residents have to use the tip at Landmann Way, pictured above.
According to the figures, the council is shelling out £58 million a year to clean up the mess.
The council plans to look into the cost and savings of community skips across the borough.
The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for tougher sentences in response to the figures, while revealing that only five per cent of court-imposed fines for fly-tipping offences were above £1,000, and only one sixth were above £500.
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