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Buckinghamshire Council calls for extra vigilance to help stop post lockdown fly tipping

| August 4, 2020

An unlicensed waste carrier is far more likely to fly tip your waste. (Image supplied by Buckinghamshire Council)

A call for extra vigilance to help stop post lockdown fly tipping has been made by Buckinghamshire Council.

Buckinghamshire Council’s illegal waste enforcement team has issued a warning that the unique circumstances of the coronavirus lockdown have led to a national surge in the problem of opportunistic waste carriers who all too often simply fly tip people’s waste.

The illegal waste enforcement team has the job of tracing and prosecuting offenders under the Buckinghamshire’s ‘zero tolerance’ approach to fly tipping.

Bill Chapple OBE, Cabinet Member for Environment & Climate Change at Buckinghamshire Council, said: ‘Lockdown has meant that many of us have had the opportunity to do the biggest spring clean ever, or to finally get into that long-intended DIY project – and that’s resulted in a lot of extra waste. Added to that, the housing market is beginning to get going again, and there will be lots of clearing out as delayed house moves start to take place.

But don’t be tempted to hire a ‘man with a van’ who’s offering a cheap job. There’s a legal responsibility to ensure that your waste is disposed of properly – and that means using a bona fide licensed carrier. Check the SCRAP fly tipping code – it tells you everything you need to do to avoid a rogue operator that might just dump your waste at the roadside.

The SCRAP fly tipping code can be found on the Recycle For Buckinghamshire web site at www.recycleforbuckinghamshire.co.uk/scrap-fly-tipping.

*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.

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