An increase in the number of fly tipping incidents across Buckinghamshire in recent weeks is causing concern for Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB).
The increase has been most notable in the south of the county. So far, in the last week, 27 incidents occurred. Each time the same material is being disposed of in the middle of the road indicating that these incidents could be being carried out by the same person or people.
The Buckinghamshire County Council Fly Tipping Enforcement Team is currently investigating the situation.
Buckinghamshire County Council works very closely with the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire to try and tackle cases of illegal fly tipping. The partnership launched their Illegal Dumping Costs campaign back in 2003. Since then has been working tirelessly to combat illegal dumping and waste management offences across the county. So far, this has resulted in almost 700 convictions – each of which has provided significant savings for the tax payer through reducing removal and disposal costs.
Deputy Cabinet Member for Transport, Councillor Paul Irwin said: ‘It is very frustrating that we are having to spend money that should be spent on repairing potholes on clearing up illegal fly tipping instead. I would encourage anybody who has any information to get in touch with the Enforcement Team.‘
Anyone who witnesses illegal fly tipping, dumping or waste disposal, or thinks they might have some information that could help can report this at https://www.fixmystreet.buckscc.gov.uk/.