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What To Do About Lincoln Fly Tipping & Why It Happens

Fly tipping is a big issue across the UK and Lincoln is no exception. There has been an influx over the last couple of years and there are many fly tipping incidents daily.

In this article we look at why Lincoln 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 Lincoln fly tipping happen?

Fly tipping is often caused when customers seek out the cheapest price without considering the costs associated with waste disposal.  It is sometimes assumed that waste carriers use household recycling centres at no cost. But this is not the case.

When a waste carrier accepts payment to remove waste, they must take it to a commercial recycling facility. There, they are charged depending on waste type, size and weight. In order to win work, rogue waste carriers offer unrealistic prices. Leaving them with no choice but to fly tip the waste in order to turn a profit.

This leaves the customer liable for the fly tipping. But unaware that it has taken place. In this example, a lady was fined £400 for fly tipping. After paying a rogue waste carrier £150 to take her waste away.


How do I avoid becoming a victim of Lincoln fly tipping?

Waste Carriers License
Firstly, all waste carriers should have a waste carriers license. If the person offering to take your waste isn’t licensed then they are not a recognised waste carrier. You can check here to see if a person or company is licensed.

There have been reports of licensed waste carriers fly tipping. With this in mind, be sure to get a copy of their details. This way you can prove who took the waste if you have any comebacks. It may also deter anyone who had planned to fly tip your waste.

Be realistic. Mattresses and fridges, for example, carry extra charges on top of the standard costs of disposal. This is why they are often seen fly tipped.

Ask yourself if the price you’re about to pay is enough to cover the cost of disposal, the running of a van, staff and leave some profit for the business. If the answer is no then where is your waste is likely to end up?

Waste Transfer Note
Tell the waste carrier that you expect to see a waste transfer note. This is paperwork to prove a legal and ethical disposal.

Always use a reputable company.


Who can I trust to remove my waste?

You can get an instant quote and book online with our Lincoln 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.


How can I report Lincoln fly tipping?

Firstly, it is not advised to approach fly tippers when you catch them in the act. Bear in mind that these people are committing a crime. They may not take lightly to being disturbed. There have been numerous reports of people being assaulted whilst approaching fly tippers.

You can click here to report a Lincoln fly tipping to the City of Lincoln Council.

They will need to know the address and postcode of the fly tipping site. Or the closest known location. You will need to provide a description of the waste. Type, size etc. They will also ask you to provide any details you have of the people who committed the crime.

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

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Tom Pickering

Tom Pickering is the Managing Director of Clearance and Clean Up. Tom has created a highly motivated and well trained team that can deal with multiple tasks in many different environments. Connect with Tom on LinkedIn >>
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