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East Northants Council launches new way to report fly tipping

Published Monday, 27 July 2020

What3Words app.

Having seen how successful the What3Words app has been across the world, East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) is now encouraging anyone who wishes to report fly tipping across the district to use the app.

What3Words works using the principle that every 3m x 3m square of the world has been assigned an address of three words. For example one 3m x 3m square at East Northamptonshire Council’s Cedar Drive office can be identified more precisely as ‘Corded.Clean.Eased’ as opposed to ENC’s postcode of NN14 4LZ which covers a larger area.

It is hoped that by encouraging residents to download the app, fly tipping can be reported more precisely. This will allow it be located more quickly and dealt with by Council officers, especially in more rural areas of the district where a postcode typically cover a much wider area.

Cllr Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, said:

“Our waste team work tirelessly to ensure that fly tipping is dealt with swiftly and quickly across the district, but can’t do so without the help of residents across East Northants. It is hoped that by encouraging everyone to start using the What3Words app, we’ll be able to locate and deal with fly tipping much quicker.”

Anyone wishing to report fly tipping should download the What3Words app to pinpoint the three words unique to that location. The three words will then need to be pasted into the relevant box when reporting fly tipping via the ENC website.

To report fly tipping in East Northants, please visit
www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/flytipping.