Fly Tipping

See below regarding fly-tipping within our village or anywhere within the TMBC area (from TMBC website).

Fly-tipping

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of domestic, construction, commercial or other waste. Fly-tips not only cost the Council significant amounts of money to clean up, but can be dangerous; they can fuel fires, harm animals or attract rats and cause a hazard for drivers and other members of the public.

Waste can only be deposited at officially authorised sites. The Council, Environment Agency and the Police can prosecute anyone caught fly-tipping. The fines can be substantial – up to £50,000 or a six months prison sentence. If convicted in a Crown Court the fines are unlimited. The police can also seize vehicles involved in fly-tipping.

What does the Council do?

The Council has a responsibility to clear fly-tipped waste from public areas under its control, and endeavours to remove the waste as quickly as possible. Waste dumped on private land is the responsibility of the landowner and in certain circumstances the landowner can be made to clear away the rubbish.

What you should do

Everyone should deal with his or her waste in a responsible manner.

If you use any tradesmen to remove waste or do work such as gardening or tree work, it is important you ensure they are properly licensed. Failure to do so can lead to fly-tipping of your waste. Always try to use reputable companies who you know will dispose of the waste responsibly.

To report an incident of fly-tipping telephone Streetline on 01732 87 60 60 or fill in the online reporting form.

TMBC are working with LitterGram to make the reporting of litter and fly-tipping even simpler. Visit the website for educational animations, and tutorials on how to use the app.

Snap it | Share it |Sort it – Download the free app http://www.littergram.co.uk

 

Other Services by TMBC

Link to pdf of other TMBC services.