Post by Tom Pickering
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22/04/2021

What To Do About Chesterfield Fly Tipping & Why It Happens

Fly tipping is a big issue across the UK and Chesterfield is no different. Whether it’s people dumping tyres and car parts or mattresses and fridges. There are many Chesterfield fly tipping incidents daily.

In this article we look at why Chesterfield fly tipping occurs and how to avoid it. What you should do if you encounter fly tipping and how to get your waste removed properly.

Why does Chesterfield fly tipping happen?

One of the main causes of fly tipping is unrealistic disposal quotes. It’s easy for a customer to post on social media and have a number of waste carriers bid for jobs. But this situation often leads to unworkable prices.

Customers look for the cheapest price. Then “waste carriers” take jobs which they cannot afford to complete legally, whilst making a profit. This leads to the waste being fly tipped. Leaving the customer unaware that they are now liable, if the waste is traced back to them.
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How can I avoid becoming a victim of Chesterfield fly tipping?

Check the Waste Carriers Licence

The first thing you must check is that the person taking your waste has a waste carriers license. However, this alone isn’t enough. There have been incidents where licensed waste carriers have been caught fly tipping.

Be sure to get a copy of their details. Knowing you have them may help deter someone who planned to fly tip. It will also help to prove your innocence if the waste is traced back to you.

Be realistic about price

Items such as fridges and mattresses carry recycling charges. This is on top of the charges paid for weight/volume of the waste. Which is why you often see them fly tipped.

Think about these charges, the running of a vehicle, staff and business costs. Then ask yourself if you genuinely believe if your waste is going to a recycling centre.

Get a waste transfer note

A waste carrier can guarantee a proper disposal by offering to show you a waste transfer note. This is issued at the recycling centre and is the paperwork you need to prove a legal and ethical disposal.

Always use a reputable company.

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Who can I trust to remove my waste?

You can get an instant quote and book online with our Chesterfield recycling team 24/7. We guarantee a legal and ethical disposal and provide all the paper work to prove it.

We will collect your waste from anywhere, inside or outside, your property so you don’t need to lift a finger. Book now and we will be with you within 24 to 48 hours.

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How can I report Chesterfield fly tipping?

If you catch someone in the act of fly tipping do not approach them. Please bear in mind that these people are committing a crime and may not take likely to being challenged. There have been a number of incidents of people being assaulted by Fly-tippers.

Make a note of as many details as you can. Amount, location and types of waste. If you saw the fly tipping take place, any details of the driver and vehicle which you safely acquired.

Click here to report Chesterfield fly tipping to the council.

Also, see Fixmystreet.com where you can report, view and discuss local issues.

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