Mark Hall, Operations Manager at commercial waste firm BusinessWaste.co.uk believes that commercial waste is being fly tipped at staggering levels as companies find ways of avoiding disposal fees and landfill tax.
Mr. Hall said that fly-tippers are not concerned about where they dump their waste although industrial estates, country roads and fields/woodland tend to be the preferred location. The problem isn’t contained there though with housing estate garage blocks and even household bins increasingly being used by commercial companies to dump illegal waste.
“Unfortunately, while massive fines are a deterrent, the real problem is catching these people in the act, and with councils struggling for funding it has given the criminals the edge,” he said.
According to Hall, the situation is being compounded by local government budget cuts, meaning that councils are increasingly stretched in the battle against fly-tipping.
“The squeeze really needs to be put on tradesmen and companies to prevent this kind of anti-social and behaviour. While some simply avoid disposing of their waste to avoid paying fees, the real danger comes from those who fly-tip hazardous materials to avoid legal and financial difficulties.”
Hall made reference to Hart Council in North Hampshire – it has been voted the area with the best quality of life in Britain for two years in a row, even so, between March and May of this year there have been 150 cases of fly-tipping, officials are now considering installing CCTV on areas severely affected.
Recipro sourced this article from Construction Line & BusinessWaste.co.uk