Fears over fly tipping

Wyre Councillor Peter Murphy
Wyre Councillor Peter Murphy

Fly tipping could increase in Garstang following the decision to close a Fylde coast recycling centre.

This week Lancashire County Council announced it would close the centre at Claughton-on-Brock, near Garstang.

But Wyre Coun Peter Murphy, cabinet member with responsibility for refuse collection and recycling at Wyre Council said: “I fully opposed the closure of Claughton tip and believe it will cause enormous problems for residents of rural Wyre and the council.

“Lancashire County Council has acknowledged that it miscalculated journey times for people, many of whom will have to travel massive distances to dispose of their waste when Claughton closes.

“This decision goes against everything we have been striving to achieve in terms of increasing recycling and reducing landfill and could lead to fly-tipping of certain materials.