Fly Tipping In England Jumps 40 Percent In Just 6 Years

If waste has been fly tipped on your premises it is very important that it is responsibly and safety disposed of by a trained and experienced professional. So in the unfortunate event that you find yourself afflicted with illegally disposed of waste, get in touch with the BKP Group and enquire about our fly tipping removal services.

To make an enquiry or to request a quote, please call 0800 376 5004 Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am and 5pm.

Over The Past 6 Years, Fly Tipping Has Increased By 40%

This inexcusable crime damages property, local communities, people’s health, and the habitats of local wildlife, not to mention the eyesore caused by illegally dumped rubbish.

According to information available in The Guardian , “The Local Government Association said the number of incidents in England had increased by 39.6% since 2012, from 714,637 to 997,553 in 2017-18“. Waste has been spotted illegally dumped on roadsides, verges, and outside of people’s homes. The chair of the LGA’s environment board Cllr Martin Tett described the acts as “inexcusable environmental vandalism.”

This isn’t the first time the Guardian has reported on the menace which is fly tipping. 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. A third of all incidents consisted of what is described as a “small van load”, however there was a significant amount of major tipping cases, six of which included the illegal dumping of asbestos. Read more about the dangerous of asbestos disposal and the correct method for its disposal.

The Legal Consequences Of Fly Tipping And Fly Tipped Waste

Fly tipping costs an estimated £86m - £186m every year? This cost includes both investigation and cleanup; this cost falls on both taxpayers and private landowners. As such, it’s a very serious crime and if caught in the act of fly tipping, an individual could receive a fixed penalty notice of £150 and £400. However, according to the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 , the criminal offence of fly tipping waste can result in afine of up to £50,000 or 12 months in prison if the person in question is convicted in Magistrates’ Court. Whereas if the case goes to Crown Court and the person is convicted, the offence can result in anunlimited fine and a maximum of 5 years in prison.

However, it’s also important to remember that any business that generates waste has a responsibility for its disposal. This means that you must not allow a waste carrier to dispose of your waste in an illegal manner and if they do so, you must report them.

What Should You Do If You Spot Somebody Fly Tipping?

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.

How Can You Prevent Your Waste From Being Fly Tipped?

In the past the Home Office have issued a warning about “dodgy waste firms” which partake in fly tipping, as these organisations can sometimes act as a cover for other criminal activities which could include crimes such as theft, fraud, and drugs. As such, it’s very important that you ensure that your waste is not fly tipped and it is disposed of in a responsible and legally compliant manner.

Fortunately it’s quick and simple to check if a waste management business is licensed. All you have to do is visit the environment agency’s website and search for the name of the business, after entering their name and searching, it should inform you if the business is licensed or not. For example, when you search for BKP Group, you’ll find that we are registered as a Carrier, Broker, Dealer – Upper Tier.

Has Waste Been Fly Tipped On Your Property?

If waste has been fly tipped onto your land, you should report it to the Environment Agency. However, please note that whilst you should report the incident to the Environment Agency, they have no obligation to remove the waste and as such you may need a professional fly tip waste clearance service. 
It is very important that you do not touch fly tipped waste; after all it could contain a diverse range of harmful and hazardous materials. For example, hidden inside a bag filled with waste paper could be sharps or hazardous items such as clinical waste. So if waste has been illegally dumped on your property, please give our team a call. We have the skills, equipment, and experience required to dispose of fly tipped waste in a safe and responsible manner with our professional fly tip waste clearance service.

Fly Tipping Removal From BKP Group

If you’re the victim of fly tipping, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the BKP Group team. As a leading waste disposal company with over 50 years of experience and specialist services to handle numerous different hazardous and harmful wastes, we’re the ideal choice for fly tipping waste removal services.

To make an enquiry or to request a quote, you can speak to a member of staff by calling 0800 376 5004, our opening hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm. Alternatively, you could contact our team online using one of the following methods.

  • You can send our team an email at sales@bkpgroup.com.
  • You can fill out our contact form and a member of staff will respond as soon as possible.
  • Or you could reach out on Twitter or Facebook @GroupBKP.
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