Flytipping in Huddersfield

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Fly Tipping in Huddersfield

Fly Tipping in Huddersfield

Fly-tipping is defined as illegal deposit of any waste onto land that does not have a licence to accept it, demonstrating that flytipping (or fly-tipping) is both a crime against the owner of the land and an environmental problem.

Kirklees Council’s assistant director (Neighbourhoods) Andrew Pitts says:

Choosing to fly tip rather than disposing of waste in the proper way [attracts a] level of fines [which] should act as a deterrent for others who are thinking of fly tipping. The council will not hesitate to find and prosecute those responsible.

Why Is Flytipping Waste A Problem?

The worst areas in Kirklees as revealed by the Huddersfield Daily Examiner are Batley, Birkby, Dewsbury, Fartown and Heckmondwike. Batley has more than three times the number of reports compared to Deighton.

The disposal of waste can be hazardous to the public, which is why it should be done under controlled conditions. Illegally dumping it could be a risk of damage to watercourses and soil quality.

Its not just the larger amounts. The Environmental Protection Act 1990 makes littering an offence, with a maximum penalty of up to £2500.

When areas are kept clean it is often a sign that communities are active and safe, which deters crime and can promote visitors. So clean areas with regular litter picking benefit everyone!


Fly-tipping in Huddersfield in the News

Huddersfield Takeaway Owner Is Fined” via Kirklees Together. A takeaway Owner was fined nearly £3000 for flytipping outside his premises, showing that fly tipping is not something that happens in remote places..

128 incidents of fly tipping in Batley in 2017/18”: Huddersfield Daily Examiner reports that Kirklees Council was called out to 128 incidents in Batley last year, one of the highest rates in West Yorkshire.

Landscaping firm owner has to pay more than £2500 for fly tipping in Leeds.Leeds Live reports that small business caught on CCTV dumping waste in Wortley will have to pay a hefty fine.

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How to deal with flytipped waste in Wakefield

It used to be that dealing with waste meant a trip to one of Huddersfield’s  Five Household Waste Recycling Centres. This option is no longer available to businesses, and the Council themselves indicated that costs for waste disposal by landfill will continue to rise.

Don’t get caught out – you need to register to transport your own waste – you might find that using a service like Yes Waste could be quicker and simpler. Yes Waste’s Registration Page on the Environment Agency’s Website shows we are registered to carry waste.

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What businesses have to do

You could face an unlimited fine if your waste ends up fly-tipped and you cannot show that you took reasonable steps to prevent it.

Business must keep Waste Information Notes for two years (this applies to all waste, including waste that might get fly tipped). Failing to be able to show a Waste Information Note if the Council or Environment Agency call is an offence  for which Fixed Penalty Fines of £300 can be issued.

Community protection notices (CPNs) can be issued to require businesses or individuals to:

  • clear litter from around their premises
  • take steps to prevent future littering
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Yes Waste Fly Tipping Clearance Service

Yes Waste is registered to collect your waste, so you don’t need to risk transporting it from your business, site or location – or need to see it get fly tipped. We can also manage your bins, so they don’t overflow and make your property unsightly due to litter, or hazardous to enter.

We also have a Litter Picking Service. So whether the Council has instructed a business to clean up an area with flytipping, or you don’t have the resources to clean up rubbish or waste on your premises, Yes Waste can help. Our Teams can collect most kinds of waste, including:

  • Fly Tipping Leaves and Litter
  • Soil, rubble and gardening waste
  • Furniture and Office Waste
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We'd love to talk waste with you!

If you’d like to discuss what we can do, please give Yes Waste’s Manager a call. We can arrange for one off litter picks, or regular support with all aspects of managing waste.

  • Just call us on 0800 058 2522 and speak to the manager – lines are open from 8am to 6pm.
  • Visit our website at yeswaste.com to find out more about what we do.
  • Send us a message with a photo of what you need clearing at https://www.facebook.com/yeswasteltd/
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