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Man fined for dumping rubbish outside home
Published April 13, 2023 10.13am
A County Durham man has been fined after dumping commercial waste outside the back of his home.
Reminder of what goes where as part of Recycle Week
Published October 13, 2022 10.28am
Residents in County Durham are being reminded of what rubbish goes in which bin as part of Recycle Week.
Prestigious accolades for council's environmental projects
Published July 01, 2022 10.08am
The largest local authority in the North East is celebrating rounds of success after being recognised three times for its work to tackle climate change.
Man fined for dumping waste over neighbour's wall
Published May 06, 2022 12.13pm
A County Durham man has been ordered to pay over £800 after he was caught throwing rubbish over his neighbour's wall.
Recycling centre opening hours extended for summer
Published April 06, 2022 9.07am
Household Waste Recycling Centres in County Durham have extended their opening times for the upcoming summer months.
Man to pay thousands after carrying out multiple flytips
Published February 15, 2022 9.17am
A Hartlepool man has been ordered to pay over £4,000 after he was caught flytipping at multiple locations in County Durham.
Collection points open in Spennymoor for unwanted small electricals
Published October 13, 2021 9.20am
Residents in Spennymoor can now recycle their small electrical items easily, following the opening of two collection points in the area.
Man left £700 worse off after his rubbish found in flytip
Published September 02, 2021 9.21am
A County Durham man has been ordered to pay more than £700 for failing to take steps which could have prevented a flytip that contained his rubbish.
Woman taken to court for failing to assist fly-tip investigation
Published August 09, 2021 9.09am
A woman has been fined for failing to comply with a council investigation into waste being dumped near a County Durham village.
Thousand pound fine for man's involvement in fly-tipping offence
Published August 05, 2021 10.43am
A County Durham man has been fined over £1,200 for his part in a fly-tipping offence and transporting controlled waste without a licence.
Coronavirus traffic measures removed from recycling centres
Published June 24, 2021 10.57am
Measures put in place to control traffic at Household Waste Recycling Centres at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic have been removed.
Council launches recycling points for small electricals
Published June 15, 2021 11.17am
Have a small electrical item collecting dust in your home? Residents in County Durham can now drop off unwanted electricals for recycling.