Fly Tipping is on the increase!
Last year local authorities in England dealt with over 1 million (1,072,000) fly-tipping incidents, this is an increase of 8% from the 998,000 reported in 2017/18.
Believe it or not nearly two thirds of fly-tips contain household waste. With the current climate change being such a huge topic and most people wanting to make a difference it is sad that we still have this problem in the UK. The most common place for fly-tipping to occur was on the pavements and roads, which accounted for almost half of total incidents in 2018/19. The most common size category for fly-tipping incidents is the equivalent to a small van load then followed by the equivalent of a car boot. The large fly-tipping incidents have cost the local authorities in England around £12.9 million last year and local authorities carried out 499,000 enforcement actions which was an increase of 5,000 actions.
Fly-tipping can have a significant impact on the environment, public health and natural wildlife. The impact on the land with chemicals from the waste could potentially contaminate soil, which could have disastrous results, potentially harming local wildlife and businesses. There are also underhand operators who are undercutting waste collection businesses which work within the law at the expense of the local habitat, property owner and taxpayers forced to dispose of the waste responsibly.
Site Clear have a team on standby ready to deal with all aspects of fly tipping ensuring that the area is left clean, waste is disposed of correctly through the right channels and natural habitat is back to normal.