Fly tipping damages our landscape and adds to the council tax costs for every household. As well as being anti-social it is also illegal. Here is how fly-tipping enforcement laws are enforced in England.
Fly-tipping is most often combated through local partnerships between local councils, enforcement agencies and the Environment Agency. It is done under a “Fly-tipping Partnership Framework” which outlines the best practice for the reporting, prevention and investigation of fly-tipping as well as cleaning it up. It encourages anybody who has an interest in reducing fly-tipping – enforcement authorities, landowners and residents – to work together effectively at a local level. Furthermore, it gives ideas to be adopted by such groups and partnerships to suit their own unique circumstances.
Whose Responsibility is Fly Tipping?
Local authorities and the Environment Agency both have powers to tackle different types of fly-tipping.
The Local Authorities are responsible for clearing waste – but only from Public land.
Local Authorities have the power to investigate incidents on private land in the areas they cover, but they are not obliged to clear any waste from privately owned land. This is entirely at the discretion of the council.
The Environment Agency is responsible for investigating major illegal fly-tipping whether it occurs on public or private land. This can include:
- Large illegal waste sites (more than 20 tonnes)
- Organised tipping and/or criminal business practice
- Drummed hazardous waste
The Environment Agency will only clear up waste if there is an immediate risk of harm to the environment or to human health. They cannot afford to clean up every single time that waste is illegally dumped – whether on private or public land. That’s why it is so important that you only ever use a registered and licensed waste carrier – otherwise your waste could end up being fly-tipped and you could be fined.
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