THE COUNCIL is being urged to install CCTV at recycling banks in a bid to catch fly-tippers after rubbish dumpers struck again over the weekend.

Watson Way in Winklebury has again been targeted by people who have dumped white goods, furniture, a car bumper and household objects.

The items were dumped at the recycle banks outside The Winkle pub. While the "bring bank" is a recycling hub, items must be placed within the relevant bins.

It will be down to the waste management team at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council who will now have to venture down to the site to clear up the mess.

Cllr Andrew McCormick said he is "sick and tired" of fly-tippers and is calling on the authority to install CCTV to help prosecute those involved.

He believes it's not just people but businesses who are behind the repeated episodes of fly-tipping.

He said: ""Like many Basingstoke residents I am getting sick and tired of this.

"It's been going on for many months now and it's down to the incompetence of the administrations at Basingstoke and Hampshire level who between them can't provide a service for recycling and collection of bulk items that is fit for purpose.

"People are having to wait weeks to get to the tip or get their furniture collected, with steep bulk collection charges.

"Illegal firms are offering to take people's bulk items and then dump them or burn them.

"There's no excuse for dumping furniture, or white goods, or car body parts, at bring banks.

"This problem is happening every week in Brighton Hill, Sherborne Road, Stratton Park, Winklebury, all across the Borough.

Our cleaning and waste collection teams are spending inordinate amounts of time clearing this up.

"We need CCTV at these bring banks and we need prosecutions. In many cases, residents have provided details with a view to getting the culprits prosecuted. But it's still happening. It's not good enough."

Cllr McCormick has written to Cllr Hayley Eachus, who is responsible for waste management in Basingstoke.

The council has been contacted for comment.