Cumbrian are being asked to protect the environment and dispose of waste appropriately by the authorities and an eco-friendly campaigner.

Recycle for Cumbria, a Government organisation, has joined with district councils in encouraging residents to be environmentally friendly.

Recycle for Cumbria said: "Please do not leave items of household waste, or extra recycling on the ground at recycling centres, charity shops or by the highways. This is fly tipping; it is illegal, and it uses staff and resources that could be helping with Coronavirus in a better way. Please use your kerbside recycling and waste collection services, and continue to check with your District Council for updates in your area."

District councils can issue fines for fly-tipping and dog fouling with enforcement officers patrolling in towns across Cumbria.

As well as joining Recycle for Cumbria in their efforts, Eden District Council have also issued an appeal to dispose of PPE properly. "Dispose of them in your bin at home at work, or a litter bin if you’re outside.

"Do not put them in a recycling bin as they cannot be recycled through conventional recycling facilities. Take them home with you if there is no bin."