North Somerset Council plans to apply for chunk of £500k litter fund
PUBLISHED: 17:30 09 September 2017
New funding could soon be made available to North Somerset Council to help tackle problems with litter and fly-tipping around the district.
The Government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is making £500,000 available to community projects aimed at tackling littering – and the council has confirmed its intention to apply.
The Litter Innovation Fund will support new innovations to combat dumping of rubbish, from research to increased recycling points.
It aims to reduce littering by enabling local authorities, groups, educational institutes and charities to apply for funding for their own anti-litter initiatives.
Fly-tipping and littering has been a recurring problem in North Somerset which has worsened in recent months following the introduction of charges to waste centres on April 1, meaning people must now pay to dump construction and DIY waste.