Why Peterborough fly tipping rates are so high and how to report it. As well as avoiding rogue waste carriers and using safer alternatives.
There were 5254 fly tipping crimes logged by Barnsley council in 2020. Averaging over 14 incidents per day. With Blenheim Road, Castle Street, Day Street, Clarendon Street, Racecommon Road, Doncaster Road and Osbourne Street being the worse effected areas.
In this article, we look at how to report fly tipping in Barnsley. How to avoid it and some reasons why it occurs.
Proper waste carriers do not use free household waste recycling centres. They must take their waste to commercial recycling centres where everything is weighed and charged accordingly. With added costs for items which are more difficult to recycle, such as mattresses and fridges.
It is often the case that customers look for bargains when in need of waste disposal. Not realising how much it costs to dispose of the waste. Rogue waste carriers then offer to take the customer’s waste at unrealistic prices. Meaning the work can only become profitable if the waste is fly tipped.
Leaving the customer unaware that they are now liable for fly tipped waste, if it is traced back to them.
A Barnsley resident was caught dumping numerous items, including a bathroom suite, on Chapel Lane in Thurnscoe. He was fined £320, ordered to pay £1744.50 in charges for related offences and had 2 vehicles crushed.
A Barnsley couple were linked to numerous rubbish bags being dumped on Sandy Bridge Lane, Shafton. They were issued a £400 fine.
Another Barnsley man was caught accepting waste removal jobs on Facebook then dumping the waste near Park Spring Road, Grimethorpe. He was sentenced to a 12-month community order and 200 hours of unpaid work.
You can get an instant quote and book online with our Barnsley 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.
Barnsley council have a great system for reporting fly tipping in their areas.
Click here to get started.
Below is a map of ongoing fly tipping issues courtesy of barnsely.gov.uk
A complete list of contact details and addresses of the most popular Peterborough charity shops. As well as alternatives if they won't accept your items.