Learn more about Fly Tip Clearance in London
With such a large number of fly tip incidents in London; approximately 401,236 fly tip incidents, work needs to be done to ensure the waste produced by households and businesses is disposed of correctly. Both residents and business owners of London have a responsibility to ensure there is no marketplace for dodgy operators.
As open spaces are the target area for fly tipping London’s 34,850 hectares of greenbelt must be protected, due to this extra caution must be taken when hiring a waste contractor. All kinds of waste materials might be fly tipped from household wastes to appliances, such as freezers, refrigerators, and washing machines. Construction waste may also be fly tipped, along with animal waste, tyres, and vehicle parts. Hazardous waste, such as asbestos sheeting, oil, and chemicals if dumped illegally in London is a huge concern.
Below are some stats and the impacts of fly-tipping you will need to know:
- It is a criminal activity that can cause serious pollution to the environment and can be harmful to human health and wildlife.
- It spoils the neighbourhood of London and quality of life
- It is a serious criminal offence that can result in a substantial fine up to £50,000, imprisonment, and an order to confiscate the vehicle used to commit the offence
- Each year, fly tipping clearance cost local authorities £44 million
- Over three-quarters of landowners see fly-tipping as a major problem
- Undermines legitimate waste management companies that are undercut by illegal operators.
- In 2018/2019, there were 1,072,000 fly-tipping incidents reported in England. This was an increase of 8% from the previous year (998,000 incidents in 2017/2018)
Obviously, fly tipping can be the cause of a multitude of issues, such as contaminating the local environment and encouraging rodents. It may also cause harm to humans and animals that come into contact with the waste. Those carrying out fly tipping waste removal also need to be very careful in case materials such as asbestos or medical waste are present. Therefore, fly tipping clearance needs to be performed responsibly.
As a private landowner who becomes a victim of fly tipping, it is your responsibility to perform a safe and correct fly tipping waste removal, as well as paying any costs to do so. Although the law considers fly tipping illegal, landowners can also face a substantial penalty for failing to use a legitimate waste management company to carry out their fly tipping clearance. This is why you need to hire a registered and licensed waste management company that is able to perform proper fly tipping clearance.
Since the environment is our top priority, we can perform fly tip clearance from your land in a safe and responsible manner. We ensure that the site is cleared of all rubbish using a high standard of cleaning method.