Fly-Tipping and Illegal Dumping: Who Is Responsible?
What is fly-tipping and is it illegal? Fly-tipping is defined as “the illegal deposit of waste onto land which does not have the licence to accept it”. In other words, this means dumping waste in areas other than tips, landfills or recycling centres. If you see a pile of rubbish at the side of the road, that is fly-tipping, or illegal dumping. Fly-tipping is illegal; it can be punished with fines of up to £50,000, and repeat offenders may even face a prison sentence. Responsibilities of the local council/authority Local councils and authorities are responsible for the removal of fly-tipped waste…Continue reading