Herefordshire Council is warning that fly-tipping is not an option for county residents this Christmas.

Herefordshire Council Trading Standards Service manager, David Hough, said: “ It is the most important time of the year to plan in advance how you are going to dispose of your waste safely and avoid the pitfalls that can lead to prosecution for improper waste disposal.

“Not only is fly tipping damaging to the environment and an unsightly blight on our beautiful county, but you will be prosecuted. The council has worked to ensure everybody has a number of easy and effective ways to dispose of Christmas waste, so please make use of these.”

There are changes to bin collections over Christmas.

If the normal collection day is Friday December 25, the revised collection day will be Sunday 27 December. If the normal collection day would be January 1, it will now be collected on January 2.