Why Peterborough fly tipping rates are so high and how to report it. As well as avoiding rogue waste carriers and using safer alternatives.
Peterborough has the highest fly tipping rate throughout Cambridgeshire. With the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) reporting over 31 incidents each day.
In this article, we look at how to avoid becoming a victim of fly tipping. How to report fly tipping and why it occurs.
The most common cause of fly tipping is “waste carriers” undercharging for their services. When customers ask for quotes on places such as social media, they can be offered unrealistic prices. Leading to there not being enough money in a job to pay for a legal and ethical disposal.
It is a common misconception that waste carriers simply take the waste to the local recycling centre for free. But the truth is that waste has disposal costs which waste carriers are responsible for paying. Items such as mattresses and fridges have further charges. Making them expensive to dispose of and some of the more frequently fly tipped items.
Because the waste carrier has taken a job they can’t afford to dispose of properly, they choose to fly tip the waste. Leaving the customer responsible for fly tipped waste which they think has been disposed of properly.
Waste Carriers License
Always ensure that the person taking your waste has a valid waste carriers license. Although, there have been incidents where people with a WCL have been found fly tipping.
Be sure to take a note of their details to avoid becoming a victim, if the carrier turns out to be dishonest. It can also be used in your defence, if the waste is fly tipped and traced back to you.
Be realistic about price
Waste disposal is charged on a weight and volume basis. With further costs incurred for items which need special care when recycling. Add in business costs, the running of a van, staff, profits etc.
Is the price you have been offered realistic? If the answer is no then the chances are your waste will be fly tipped.
Waste transfer note
This is paperwork provided by the recycling centre to prove that the waste was disposed of properly. Be sure to tell the waste carrier that you expect to receive one. This is your proof of a legal and ethical disposal.
You can get an instant quote and book online with our Peterborough recycling team 24/7. We guarantee a legal and ethical disposal and provide all the paperwork 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.
Firstly, it is advised that you do not approach anyone in the act of fly tipping. Bear in mind that these people are committing a crime and may not take lightly to being disturbed. There have been incidents of people being assaulted when approaching fly tippers.
Click here to report Peterborough fly tipping.
You will need to give a description of the waste. As well as the location. Also, any pictures you have of the waste, vehicle or person responsible.
Also, see Fixmystreet.com where you can report, view and discuss local issues.
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