Fly Tip Clearance Services
As defined by Keep Britain Tidy, fly tipping is “illegal deposit of any waste onto land that does not have a licence to accept it.” It costs the UK an estimated £86m - £186m every year, including both investigation and cleanup; with the cost falling on both taxpayers and private landowners.
If you discover waste that has been fly tipped onto your land and you require a fly tipping removal service, please call the BKP Group on 0800 376 5004 Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am and 5pm.
Fly Tipped Waste On Your Land – What Should You Do?
Firstly, if waste has been illegally dumped onto your land or property, you should report it to the Environment Agency. However, it is important to remember that the Environment Agency has no obligation to remove the illegally dumped waste; as such you may need the assistance of a waste management business that can provide a convenient and cost-effective clearance service.
It is very important that you do not dispose of fly tipped waste yourself. As the waste has been illegally dumped, the waste inside is unknown and could contain a diverse range of harmful and hazardous materials. For example, hidden inside a bag that had been labelled as waste paper could be sharps or hazardous items such as clinical waste.
Also, remember that you have a responsibility to ensure that all of your waste is disposed of in a responsible and legally compliant manner. So when searching for a fly tipping removal service, make sure that you choose a fully registered Carrier, Broker, Dealer – Upper Tier, such as BKP Group.
What If You Catch them In The Act?
If you catch somebody in the act of fly tipping waste, it is very important that you do not approach them or put yourself in risk. Instead you should take notes of the waste that is being dumped, the description of the person(s) involved, and details of any vehicles that are involved, for example the vehicle’s registration number. This information, along with the date and time of the fly tipping incident should be passed onto the relevant authorities.
Remember, Fly Tipped Waste Can Be Dangerous
Illegally dumped waste is harmful to many different aspects of life. People’s day-to-day lives can be seriously hindered by fly tipping as it can affect local business and property values. Also, it can attract flies and pests which could pose as a health risk to locals living in the area and the smell of the waste could become so strong that local residents’ daily lives are affected.
However, fly tipped waste isn’t just a problem with regards to the smell and eyesore that is illegally dumped garbage. There are also many health and safety concerns. Fly tipping can seriously harm the environment and it also has the potential to harm health; chemicals in the waste could potentially contaminate soil, which could have disastrous results, potentially harming local wildlife and businesses.
Additionally, it’s also important to remember that “dodgy waste firms” which partake in fly tipping can also be operating in other criminal activities. In fact, in the past the Home Office have issued a warning about illegal waste firms, as these organisations can sometimes act as a cover for other criminal activities which could include crimes such as theft, fraud, and drugs.
What Are The Legal Consequences Of Fly Tipping?
Fly Tipping is a very serious offence and as such it has severe penalties. If caught in the act of fly tipping, an individual could receive a fixed penalty notice of £150 and £400.
However, this isn’t the worst outcome for those convicted of fly tipping. According to the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005, the criminal offence of fly tipping waste can result in a fine 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 an unlimited fine and a maximum of 5 years in prison.
Why Should You Choose BKP Group For Your Fly Tipping Removal Needs?
Here at BKP Group, we are renowned for our vast portfolio of services, including various forms of hazardous waste disposal. This includes many dangerous and harmful waste items such as Asbestos, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Disposal (WEEE Waste), chemical waste disposal, liquid waste services, and microbead disposal; making us ideally suited to handle the hazardous and dangerous act of fly tipped waste clearance.
We also understand that certification from external auditors is important to provide our clients with peace of mind. After all, whilst we are disposing of the fly tipped waste, you’ll need to be sure that we act within correct health and safety, environmental, and quality guidelines. So, thanks to our various accreditations from the International Organisation for Standardisation, when you choose to dispose of any illegally dumped waste from your property through our waste management services, you can rest assured that our team of experts will manage your waste responsibly and ethically.
Our QAS International Accreditations:
- ISO 9001:2015 in Quality
- ISO 14001:2015 Environmental
- ISO 45001:2018 in Health and Safety
Fly Tipping Removal From BKP Group
Founded in 1964 and driven by a dedicated team from our Romsey transfer station, BKP utilise latest technologies and recognised strategies to provide sustainable solutions in waste management and disposal. 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.
If you’re interested in a fly tipped waste clearance service from a business with over 50 years of industry and innovative expertise working in the waste sector and you would like to request a quote, or if you have any questions or concerns; please don’t hesitate to contact a member of staff by calling 0800 376 5004, Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm. Alternatively, you could contact our team online using one of the following methods.