Fly tipping in the south of Buckinghamshire
Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) is aware of an increase in the number of fly tipping incidents across Buckinghamshire in recent weeks, particularly in the south of the county. To date, there have been 27 incidents in the last week. It is the same material being disposed of in the middle of the road each time, indicating that these incidents could be being carried out by the same person/people. Buckinghamshire County Council Fly Tipping Enforcement Team is currently investigating the situation.
Buckinghamshire County Council works very closely with the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire to try and tackle cases of illegal fly tipping. The partnership launched their Illegal Dumping Costs campaign back in 2003, and since then has been working tirelessly to combat illegal dumping and waste management offences across the county. So far, this has resulted in almost 700 convictions – each of which has provided significant savings for the tax payer through reducing removal and disposal costs.
Deputy Cabinet Member for Transport, Councillor Paul Irwin said “It is very frustrating that we are having to spend money that should be spent on repairing potholes on clearing up illegal fly tipping instead. I would encourage anybody who has any information to get in touch with the Enforcement Team”
If you are a witness to illegal fly tipping, dumping or waste disposal, or think you might have some information that could help, you can report this at https://www.fixmystreet.buckscc.gov.uk
S.C.R.A.P. FLY TIPPING
Everyone has a legal ‘duty of care’ to ensure their household or business waste is disposed of correctly. If you fail to do this you can be prosecuted, even if your waste is fly tipped by someone else on your behalf. If it’s your waste, it’s your responsibility. Always use a registered waste carrier to collect your rubbish – found via the Environment Agency’s website.
Use the S.C.R.A.P. code and stop profit from illegal dumping.
S SUSPECT – Suspect all waste carriers; do not let them take your waste until they have proven themselves to be legitimate.
C CHECK – Check that a waste carrier is registered on the Environment Agency’s website. Note the registration number of the vehicle taking your waste away.
R REFUSE – Refuse any unexpected offers to have your rubbish taken away. If you suspect that someone who you have spoken to will be disposing of waste illegally, report them to the Environment Agency.
A ASK – Ask what will happen to your rubbish and seek evidence that it is going to be disposed of appropriately.
P PAPERWORK – Paperwork must be obtained: a proper invoice, waste transfer note or receipt, including a description of the waste being removed and the waste carrier’s contact details.
See full details here.