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Con men claiming overweight bin payments

News : 06 November 2017

We have had reports of con men operating in neighbouring local authorities of con men claiming to be employees of Kier, our waste and recycling contractor, and requesting Christmas tips and payments to empty overweight brown bins.


The men have been operating in the Bexhill and Sidley area, which are also covered by the East Sussex Joint Waste Partnership, and are wearing High Visibility tabards over ordinary clothing.

Please email recycling@wealden.gov.uk if you have been approached. In cases were brown garden waste bins are overweight, we will ticket the bin. We do not approach residents requesting them for any additional money.

The scam came to light when the Partnership’s own contractors visited the properties later in the day.