Why Peterborough fly tipping rates are so high and how to report it. As well as avoiding rogue waste carriers and using safer alternatives.
In this article, we discuss why fly tipping occurs. How you can avoid getting into trouble and what to do if you need to report it.
The main reason fly tipping takes place is because customers look for bargain prices when they need to get rid of waste. Then people posing as legitimate waste carriers offer to take the customer’s waste at unrealistic prices.
The issue occurs when there is no way the waste can be disposed of properly at the price on offer. If it isn’t fly tipped then the person who took the waste away would not be able to make a profit.
This is because the disposal of waste is not cheap. Add in the running costs of the business and the picture becomes clear. Fridge’s, freezers and mattresses have extra recycling costs on top of the usual fees. Which is why these items are the ones most seen fly tipped around Worksop.
All this leaves the original customer liable to charges. As their waste has been fly tipped and they are responsible.
Firstly, you need to see a waste carriers license. But using a carrier with a license doesn’t ensure your waste won’t be fly-tipped. Take details and check the license. This way, if you have any come backs you can prove who took the waste. Showing you are not responsible.
Be realistic about price. If someone is offering to take your items for cheap then they are likely going to be fly tipped. Think about the cost of disposing of the waste plus running costs of the business, insurances, fuel, profit etc. Is the quote you have received realistic? Or is it more likely to be from a fly tipper out to make a quick buck which you are responsible for?
Make sure you receive a waste transfer note. This is proof that your waste was disposed of legally and ethically.
So, avoid becoming a victim of fly tipping by:
The Environment Agency and Bassetlaw Council are responsible for investigating fly tipping in Worksop. Fines are unlimited and charges can even include jail sentences.
You can report fly tipping in Worksop by clicking this link.
Bassetlaw Council will need to know the whereabouts of the waste. How much of it was fly tipped? A description of the waste and details of anything/anyone you saw in the act.
Who should I use to remove my waste?
You can get an instant quote and book online with our Worksop 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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