A war on fly-tipping and litter in West Norfolk could soon begin.
The borough council is thinking about spending £190,000 a year to create a single department to deal with fly-tipping problems which aims to speed up both investigations and clearing up of whatever is dumped.
There would also be more help for community litter-picking schemes with information, equipment, and the free collection of bagged waste.
And there would be educational work with children and young people to encourage them to think green by recycling more and reducing the amount they throw away.
Even the vehicles which deal with fly-tipping would be electric which the council believes will save 12 tonnes of CO2 a year compared to conventional transport.
Paul Kunes, the borough councillor responsible for the environment, said: “These proposals, if adopted, would provide us with greater resources and capacity to tackle fly tipping, which we know can be such a blight on our local landscape.
“We know too that there are some fantastic community groups and individuals who volunteer to make a difference within their local areas by leading litter picks. These should be rightfully celebrated and supported, something these proposals also cater for.”