A team dedicated to clearing dumped waste in Boston borough cleaned up 59 sites last month.
The Operation Fly Swat team run by the council recovered a number of items including two animal carcasses, old tyres and fridge freezers.
Rubbish had been dumped at 25 locations at the side of roads, seven on footpaths and bridleways, five beside water courses and four on farm land.
Due to its success the scheme was recently extended to neighbouring South Holland where 60 fly-tip sites were cleaned up. Three animal carcasses were recovered along with four lots of construction materials and two dumped vehicles.
Most of the items which are fly-tipped can be disposed of and recycled free of charge at the household waste recycling centre at Slippery Gowt Lane. Maximum penalties for fly-tipping are a £50,000 fine and five years imprisonment. Coun Michael Brookes, Boston Borough Council’s deputy joint leader and portfolio holder for waste services, said: “Operation Fly Swat has been a tremendous success for all the partner agencies. But what we really want is for people not to illegally dump rubbish in the first place. It is always surprising to see the lengths people will go to in loading rubbish into their vehicles and driving to some isolated spot to dump it when, in all probability, they could take it to the household waste recycling centre at Slippery Gowt and dispose of it properly, without risk of prosecution and completely free of charge.”
To report fly-tipping contact the enforcement officer on 01205 311112.