Mansfield has seen an increase in fly-tipping in recent months due to the increase of costs to disposal and the lack of policing of hot spot sites. Illegal tipping is profitable and organised crime groups have now took hold off mass illegal tipping sites and then leaving the tax payer to foot the bill to clean it up.
How to report fly-tipping
If you witness a fly-tipping incident, please follow these guidelines:
- Do not approach the person fly-tipping or tamper with the waste. They could become aggressive and waste may be hazardous.
- Make notes of key details, date, time, location and what was dumped.
- Make notes of descriptions of the people involved in the incident.
- If a vehicle was involved, please note vehicle registration mark, make, model, and colour.
Duty of care
Every household and business has a duty to dispose of its waste correctly.
Under the household duty of care, householders must ensure that waste is properly disposed of, using a registered waste carrier. Household waste includes waste from domestic properties, caravans and residential homes.
When getting people to remove your waste you must check that they hold a waste carrier licence and ask for a receipt when your waste is collected.
Failure to comply with the duty of care can result in a fine of up to £50,000 and 12 months imprisonment. Vehicles used in the illegal dumping of waste can be seized and crushed.
To check if a waste carrier is licensed, browse the Environment Agency waste carrier register (opens in new window) or call 08708 506506. https://www.mansfield.gov.uk/flytipping