In recent weeks the ongoing issue of people dumping items outside closed charity shops has come to the fore as shuttered shops result in piles of rubbish.
Even in “normal” times some people dump rubbish outside charity shops resulting in charity shop workers having to clear up in the mornings, with items often soaked from overnight rain and only good for the bin. Those same charity shops have to pay for disposal. In recent weeks with shops shut there’s no one to pick up the items.
Charity shops are closed. Leaving your items outside a closed charity shop is fly-tipping. We will look for evidence among goods left like this to identify those responsible & they will be fined. Report fly-tipping on 0208 303 7777, email email@example.com pic.twitter.com/bUUyccGc3q
— LB Bexley (@LBofBexley) April 21, 2020
One particular hotspot is outside a charity shop beside Aldi in Crayford. It’s became a mess and health hazard.
It’s not uncommon at many other town centres.
Bexley Council regard the issue as flytipping and will look to track and fine anyone leaving items.