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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Local Government and also in Environment

Councils could get 'stop and search powers' in fight against fly-tipping Councils could get 'stop and search powers' in fight against fly-tipping

A London council has revealed some of the stranger items that have been fly-tipped across its borough, including a dead dog in a box, sex toys and £85,000 in cash.

Southwark Council has revealed that it removes on average 220 tonnes of illegally dumped rubbish every month.

And the local authority is bracing itself for a deluge of Christmas trees that are traditionally discarded on pavements and public footbaths after the festive season - despite the council offering a free Xmas tree removal service.

Over the years, the council's fly-tipping team has discovered a live goldfish in a bowl in Dulwich and approximately 50 dildos and handcuffs dumped in bags in Bermondsey.

The team also once came across marijuana cuttings, buds, seeds, lighting equipment and extractor fans - a whole drug-making apparatus.

Councillor Barrie Hargrove, cabinet member for transport, environment and recycling, said: “If you are getting rid of waste at the end of the Christmas period, then please do so safely, sensibly and legally as most of our residents do. Southwark has a proactive approach to collecting fly-tipping because we know it is unsightly and can pose a danger to local people. Not only is fly-tipping illegal but it is also costs responsible taxpayers money. By making use of the bulky waste service as well as reporting fly-tipping perpetrators, residents can help to prevent this blight, and keep Southwark clean."

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