Fly-tipping is a serious problem that can harm the environment and local people. It is the illegal disposal of rubbish, which is commonly done on public land or in areas where it is not permitted. Fly tipping can contain everything from household waste and construction debris to hazardous materials like refrigerators and beds, as well as dead animals, dumping these things on private land without permission is an offence.

There are several reasons why preventing fly-tipping is important. It contributes to the preservation of the environment and wildlife, as well as the cleanliness and safety of communities. It also helps to cut the costs of cleaning up and disposing of illegally disposed of waste.

Top Tips to Prevent Fly Tipping

Dispose of Your Waste Properly

One of the most effective ways to avoid fly-tipping is to properly dispose of your waste. This includes using the appropriate waste disposal facilities and complying with local rules and regulations. If you are unsure how to dispose of household waste or other items, consult your local authority or the environmental agency for advice.

Hire a licenced rubbish carrier

When choosing someone to dispose of your rubbish, make sure they are a registered waste carrier to ensure it’s done legally. This ensures that your waste is disposed of correctly, responsibly, and in accordance with the law, significantly reducing the risk of fly-tipping. A legitimate company, such as The Jettison Express, will clearly display a copy of their licence on their website; you may check a company’s licencing status on the Environment Agency’s website.

Report fly-tipping to your Local Council

If you detect fly-tipping on private land or anywhere else, report it to your local council, the environment agency, or the police immediately. Providing as much information as possible, such as the location, type of waste, and any vehicles or people involved, will help authorities in arresting those liable. With fly-tipped sites, after one person disposes of their waste, others get drawn to do the same. As a result, it is important to act quickly and have the rubbish removed by a registered waste carrier before it becomes out of control.

Secure the waste you dispose of

If you keep rubbish on your property, make sure it is secure, potentially using fencing or CCTV, and cannot be accessed or removed by others. This may include the use of fencing, locks, or other security measures.

Educate Others About the Proper Waste Disposal

By teaching people about the offence of fly-tipping, the consequences it bears, and the importance of proper waste disposal, you may contribute significantly to the awareness-raising effort on this crucial environmental issue. Encourage your friends, family, and neighbourhood to properly dispose of their rubbish and to report any incidents of fly-tipping that they come across.

By implementing safety measures like the use of CCTV, you may help prevent fly tipping while also protecting the environment and your neighbourhood.

Contact Us

At The Jettison Express, we are committed to disposing of everything we collect in a legal and ethical manner. Furthermore, we work together with landowners and municipal governments to collect fly-tipped waste in a timely manner, preventing the problem from becoming out of control. If you need to dispose of rubbish or have been a victim of fly-tipping, contact us now for more information on how we can help.

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