A county wide fly tipping campaign is set to launch on Monday 12 March in a bid to reduce the number of fly tipping incidents across Hertfordshire.
The campaign, organised by the Hertfordshire Fly Tipping Group, is encouraging Hertfordshire’s residents and businesses to follow the campaign’s S.C.R.A.P. code, which provides a check list to follow when arranging one-off collections of waste.
- Suspect all waste carriers; do not let them take your waste until they have proven themselves to be legitimate.
- Check their waste carrier’s registration details, then verify them by searching the Environment Agency or by calling 03708 506 506.
- Refuse unsolicited offers to have any rubbish taken away.
- Ask what exactly is going to happen to your rubbish and seek evidence that it is going to be disposed of appropriately.
- Paperwork should be obtained. Make sure you get a proper invoice, waste transfer note or a receipt for your waste removal – this should give a description of the waste and provide the waste carrier’s contact details.
Dispose of waste responsibly: Housing officers, Tommy Adeyemi and Sean Prendergast launch the campaign alongside NHDC Environmental Crime Officer, Jane Bethell-Lombari and PCSO Jordan Bright.
Did you know
- Leaving waste items on the street for others to take, outside charity shops and next to street litter bins are all examples of fly tipping
- These contribute to the thousands of fly tipping incidents reported in Hertfordshire each year
- In 2016/17, fly tipping cost tax payers over £1 million to clean up and investigate
- Since April 2017, 35 people have been prosecuted for fly tipping offences in Hertfordshire and over 100 fixed penalty notices worth £300 have been issued.
The campaign will also be reminding Hertfordshire residents that if they see fly tipping in progress they should call 999 immediately, as well as reporting the incident to your local council at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/flytipping.