Fly-Tipping is Illegal

February 26, 2019 1:01 PM
Danielle Lind puts up one of the No Fly Tipping signs

Danielle Lind puts up one of the No Fly Tipping signs

In recent times there has been an increase in unwanted household items (e.g. fridges) being dumped on pavements and grass verges in our area. Many people don't realise that doing this is fly-tipping, which is breaking the law. The penalty for this is a maximum fine of £50,000 and/or 12 months in prison.

Commenting, Danielle Lind said, "We don't want anyone to accidently get into trouble, so please make sure if you are leaving items out for collection by scrap dealers that you keep them on your frontage, not on the pavement."

"We are putting signs up across the area to remind people not to fly-tip."

New laws have recently come into force regarding fly tipping. There is now a legal "duty of care" on householders to only give their waste to a licensed waste carrier. If a householder fails to do this, and their waste is found dumped, they can get an on-the-spot fine of up to £400.

Cllr Ruth Skelton has asked the Council how they plan to use these new legal powers.