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New technology combating Barking and Dagenham fly-tippers

PUBLISHED: 14:00 03 February 2016 | UPDATED: 14:04 03 February 2016

The technology was introduced at Frizlands Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre in Dagenham on Monday

The technology was introduced at Frizlands Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre in Dagenham on Monday

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New technology designed to stop “cowboy fly-tippers” dumping commercial waste for free has been introduced at the borough’s main waste disposal site.

Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) software was introduced at Frizlands Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre, off Rainham Road North, Dagenham, on Monday.

The pioneering tech can also be used to track down stolen vehicles or drivers wanted by the police.

Cllr Lynda Rice, cabinet member for environment, said: “Our waste and recycling centre is there for residents to use freely – not for cowboy fly-tippers trying to swerve the rules so they can avoid paying.

“This technology is designed to make sure the centres remain exclusively free for our council taxpayers and residents.

“It’s all part of our ongoing drive to encourage social responsibility and clamp down on grime crime.”

What do you think of the new scheme? Do you think it will make a difference?

Email your thoughts to mark.shales@archant.co.uk or call 0208 477 3824.


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