What do you do if someone dumps fly-tipped waste in your garden? Here is a quick guide to dealing with rubbish dumped on your land.
What Can You Do With Rubbish Dumped On Your Land?
Fly-tipping is on the rise, with almost one million incidents in England every year- That’s over 100 every single hour. Millions of pounds of taxpayers money are spent by councils on clearing up fly-tipped rubbish. But that is only on public land: it is the landowner’s responsibility to remove anything that is dumped on their property. You can contact your local council or the environment agency for help, but they are not obliged to pay for the waste to be removed.
The Environment Agency (EA) investigate any rubbish larger than a tipper load that is dumped on private land. That is about 20 tonnes of waste. The EA also get involved if the waste is hazardous or there are links to organised crime. If there is less waste, then your local county council may take bulky items for a fixed fee of about £25. But they won’t take everything so it may be better to contact a licensed waste carrier like Martlands and hire a Skip instead.
How often are fly-tippers caught?
Councils may investigate and give out fines if fly-tippers are caught. They can sometimes prosecute fly-tippers in court. You may be able to claim back your disposal costs if there is a successful prosecution so always report fly-tipping and always record any expenditure cleaning it up. There are over 1,00 fly-tipping prosecutions every year, and more than 50,000 fines are given out annually.
Martlands Skip Hire
Remember never to be tempted to dispose of waste on your land by dumping it elsewhere – or you could face the full force of the law yourself! If you have waste that needs removing then make sure to always use a fully licensed waste carrier. To discover more about hiring a skip, call Martlands Skip Hire on a local number below:-
Ormskirk Skip Hire 01704 779345
Wigan Skip Hire 01942 417456
Bamber Bridge Skip Hire 01772 364 399
Chorley Skip Hire 01257 752399
Leyland Skip Hire 01772 364399
Maghull Skip Hire 0151 909 6399