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!