Deal With Fly Tipping In Sheffield and Rotherham

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Fly Tipping in Sheffield is on the rise

Fly tipping in Sheffield is about more than just dumping waste – the land it goes to has to have a proper license to accept it. This shows that flytipping (or fly-tipping) is both a crime against the owner of the land and an environmental problem.

According to Sheffield Council, some of the worst streets in Sheffield for fly tipping are in Grimethorpe. The Council went on to say that it often takes place by people who aren’t from the area.

Why Is Flytipping Waste A Problem?

Sheffield Council dealt with almost 9000 cases of fly tipping in 2017/18, including street fly tipping and in parks. In the last five years, this has cost Sheffield Council more than £3 million.

Nationally, 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 Sheffield in the News

Sheffield waste cowboy to pay £2,000 for Rotherham fly-tipping” via Rotherham Advertiser A man setting himself up as an unlicensed waste carrier gets a hefty fine. To be honest we’re surprised that the original waste producer from Wombwell wasn’t prosecuted too.

Waste from a bathroom renovation project found on Gashouse Lane, Mosborough”: A local resident is reported as “angry and frustrated” at a pile of waste appearing in her local street. The report in the Star goes on to say that on further inspection it seemed to have come from a resident in page Hall, and the details have been passed to police.

“Fly-tipping is a blight on the landscape and a blight on our communities. It’s anti-social and there’s no excuse for it,
Even if you have not personally dumped the waste, you can be fined or prosecuted for failing to take adequate steps to ensure the company you employed would dispose of it responsibly.” -Sheffield Council

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How to deal with fly tipped waste

It used to be that dealing with waste meant a trip to one of Sheffield’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. The cost can be up to £80 .

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 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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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.
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