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Don’t let your waste become a fly-tipping case

There were over one million fly-tipping incidents reported to local authorities last year. Don’t let your waste ruin the view and add to the number of incidents. You can help reduce this by checking that your waste carrier is lawful. If you are having a clear out this spring, read these tips to help you choose your waste carrier carefully and avoid a fine.

Top tips if you’re having a clean-out

Householders have a duty of care to ensure that their waste is disposed of lawfully. Please follow current government advice – get recycling, rubbish and waste guidance from your local council.

Make sure your waste doesn’t add to the 1.09 million incidents of fly-tipping reported to local authorities in the last year.

To help, follow the S.C.R.A.P code to ensure you’re doing the right thing:

  • Suspect all waste carriers. Don’t let them take your rubbish until they provide proof of registration. Note their vehicle’s registration plate.
  • Check that a waste carrier is registered on the Environment Agency’s website.
  • Refuse any unexpected offers to have your rubbish taken away.
  • Ask how your rubbish will be disposed of – seek evidence of this.
  • Paperwork must be obtained: a proper invoice, waste transfer note or receipt, including a description of the waste being removed and the waste carrier’s contact details.

Ref:Back British Farming <backbritishfarming@nfu.org.uk

Tessa Safadi
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