Council Tackling Greasley Fly Tipping Hot Spot

Council Tackling Greasley Fly Tipping Hot Spot

10/07/2018 BROXTOWE BOROUGH COUNCIL is taking a proactive approach to tackling a flytipping hot spot in Greasley.

The Council is actively monitoring and managing fly tipping in the area around New Lane and Narrow Lane and a number of actions are being undertaken including:

  • Improved signage using “eyes watching” which can make people feel uncomfortable and as though they are being watched.
  • Looking at options for reducing access to prevent rubbish being dumped.
  • Targeted enforcement activity
  • Looking at options including CCTV, subject to Committee approval

Chair of the Environment Committee, Councillor Shane Easom said: “We’ve seen a decrease in flytipping incidents over the past two years with a 16% reduction in 2016/17 and a further 13.57% reduction last year, all against the national trend which has seen fly tipping increase.

There is always more work to be done though and I know that fly tipping is an issue which is very important to our residents who take pride in our community and see our Borough looks clean and tidy.”

Local residents are also being reminded of their responsibilities when it comes to waste disposal. The fly tipping of waste is a serious criminal offence which carries a fine of up to £50,000 (unlimited if indicted to the Crown Court) or an offender can even be imprisoned for a maximum of 5 years. It is important to realise that it is also an offence to permit fly-tipping.

If you are a householder, you are required to take reasonable steps to check that people removing waste from your premises are authorised to do so.

Reasonable steps to take include:

  • Asking the waste carrier to provide you with their full address and telephone number.
  • Asking to see their waste carrier licence issued by the Environment Agency or Natural Resources Wales.
  • Contacting the Environment Agency directly on 08708 506 506 and ask for a free instant Waste Carrier Validation Check, alternatively you can check online on the Environment Agency website.

Contact
Parks and Environment
tel: 0115 917 7777