Did you know that fly tipping costs an estimated £86 m - £186 m every year? This cost includes both investigation and cleanup; this cost falls on both taxpayers and private landowners. (Source Tackling Fly Tipping)
Fly tipping is indeed a very serious crime with very serious legal consequences. It is a crime that can have potentially disastrous environmental consequences and it can also seriously impact the social life of a local area.
- The Environmental Consequences Of Fly Tipping
Fly tipping can seriously harm the environment and it also has the potential to harm health.
The illegal disposal of waste in the environment can have a very serious impact on the land. Chemicals in the waste could potentially contaminate soil, which could have disastrous results, potentially harming local wildlife and businesses.
- The Legal Consequences Of Fly Tipping
Fly tipping waste is a very serious crime. If a person if caught in the act of fly tipping, they could receive a fixed penalty notice from a local authority ranging between £150 and £400!
In 2015/16 councils in England reported a total of 936,090 cases of fly tipping. This figure was a 4% increase from the previous year. Whilst a third of all incidents consisted of what is described as a “small van load", there was a significant amount of major tipping cases, six of which included the illegal dumping of asbestos! (Source The Guardian)
Asbestos is a very dangerous material; it has the potential to cause several serious medical conditions, one of which is plural mesothelioma, a type of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs. As such, if you suspect that there is asbestos on your property, it is very important that you do not attempt to remove it yourself and instead consult a professional waste management business to provide a professional asbestos removal and disposal service.
- The Social Impacts Of Fly Tipping
People's day-to-day lives can be seriously hindered by fly tipping. Not only can it affect the local environment, it could also affect local business and property values.
Additionally fly tipped waste can attract flies and pests which could pose as a health risk to locals. Also, the smell of the waste could become so strong that local residents' daily lives are affected.
What Should You Do If Somebody Fly Tips Waste On Land That You Own?
If somebody illegally disposes of waste on your land, it is important that you report the incident to the relevant local authority or the Environment Agency. However, it is also important to remember that they do not have an obligation to remove the waste, so you may need to assistance of a business that can provide a fly tip waste clearance service.
What If You Spot Somebody Fly Tipping Waste?
If you spot somebody in the act of fly tipping waste do not approach them or put yourself in risk. Instead you should take note of the waste that is being dumped, the description of the person(s) involved and any vehicles that are involved (including the registration number). This information, along with the date/time of the incident should be passed onto the relevant authorities.
Don't Risk Your Waste Being Fly Tipped
If you are hiring somebody to collect and dispose of your waste, make sure that they are a registered waste carrier. Some rouge waste traders will collect waste and illegally dispose of it. In 2016 BBC London released a report on their YouTube channel regarding fly tipping in London. In this video you can see the shocking scale of illegal waste dumping.
So to prevent your waste from being disposed of in an illegal manner, make sure that you choose a reputable waste management business that is a licensed waste carrier. A quick and easy way to check if a business has a waste carrier license is to visit the environment agency's website and search for the name of the business. After entering the business's name and searching; you should learn if they are licensed or not. For example, if you search for “BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd", you'll discover that we are a licensed as a Carrier, Broker, Dealer - Upper Tier.
A Professional Fly Tip Waste Clearance Service From BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd
If you are in need of a professional fly tip waste clearance service and would like to learn more about our service for the removal of fly tipped waste. Please don't hesitate to contact the friendly and dedicated team at BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd.
We have provided waste management services for a wide variety of different businesses and individuals over our many years of experience. If you would like information regarding the waste management services that we have provided in the past you can learn more by visiting our case studies page. Also, if you would like to read what some of our previous customers have written about our waste services, you can find a selection of testimonials on our testimonials page.
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