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How To Deal With Fly Tipping In Wakefield

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Business Responsibility for Fly Tipping

Fly Tipping in Wakefield

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

Helen Freeman, Chief Officer for Environmental Action at Leeds City Council said:

“The illegal dumping of rubbish is a blight and won’t be tolerated in Leeds. Where we have evidence to support our case, we will always seek to prosecute those responsible.”

Why Is Flytipping Waste A Problem?

Dealing with fly-tipped waste costs Councils in England more than £1m a day, and the estimated cost of clearing up this waste was over £58 million, according to Keep Britain Tidy.

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 Wakefield in the News

Wakefield Man Caught Dumping Construction Waste Is Fined” via Wakefield Express. A man caught dumping bricks, washing machines was filmed by a member of the public, and prosecuted by Wakefield Council.

Rise in fly-tipping in Keighley”: With nearly 8000 incidents of fly tipping reported in 2017/18, people are more aware and likely to report it. The report in Keighley News goes on to say that Bradford and Leeds have the highest rates of fly tipping in West Yorkshire – nearly 30 times the rate of Kirklees.

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 Wakefield’s Household Waste Recycling Centres. The Council is increasingly recognising that this passes the cost onto them, and so is charging private companies to get a permits.

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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Responsibility for businesses

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 Wakefield Council or the 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 - available in Wakefield

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 Wakefield 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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