Clear up of faeces, food waste and drug paraphernalia costs taxpayer £2,000

North Lincolnshire Council was left with the big task of clearing up around five tonnes of waste from the '˜Tent Town' site in Scunthorpe, which cost more than £2,000.

Wednesday, 11th January 2017, 10:05 am
Updated Wednesday, 11th January 2017, 10:16 am
Rob Waltham

The work included removing tents, human faeces, drug paraphernalia, bedding, furniture and food waste.

Councillor Rob Waltham, cabinet member for housing, said: “Cleaning up this site was a huge task as it wasn’t just general waste that needed clearing away. It was a very unpleasant job for our officers as there was human faeces and drug paraphernalia on the site.

“It has cost local taxpayers over £2,000 to clear up the site. This includes officer time as they had to take time out of their day-to-day duties to make clearing up the site a priority.

“I would urge anyone who finds themselves homeless to contact the Housing Advice Team. They will be able to provide support working with local agencies and charities. There are a range of options available to assist anyone who is homeless.

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