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Fri May, 19

Fly-Tipping

We are firm believers of ‘you get what you pay for’ and when it comes to managing your waste correctly, we are the experts!

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Every company or individual that carries waste for a living must have a Waste Carriers Licence, and these are issued by the government. Whenever you require the services of a waste management company to remove any quantity of waste, you must ensure that the person/company you employ are legally compliant to remove, carry and dispose of your waste. You can check if someone has a waste carriers licence by visiting the government’s waste carrier register here.

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Because of fly-tipping/illegal disposal of waste, it means that our fleet of grab lorries are often employed to do weekly waste collections of fly-tipped waste for local authorities around the County. This is commonly where a van has dumped waste along a quiet road, country lane or playing field. This is not only illegal, but puts an extra strain on the resources of the local authorities to arrange the clear up.

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Need a skip?

If the price you’ve been quoted for by a man and van on Facebook sounds too cheap to be true, check they have a waste carriers licence as they may just fly-tip your waste. If you choose a company that is not licenced to carry waste, and disposes of it illegally - you’ll face prosecution if the waste can be traced back to you. This could be up-to £5000 and the fly-tipper could receive a fine of up to £50,000, up to five years in prison, or both.
For the best advice on the best solution for your waste, get in touch with one of our sales team and they’ll be able to help. Call us on 01304 626364 or email us here

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