Monday, April 11, 2022

Measures to crack down on Fly-tipping

Fly-tipping is not a victimless crime- it can harm animals and be very unpleasant for people affected. There have been some nasty examples in Moor Row very recently.

So I was pleased to see that this week the government has announced plans to crack down on fly-tipping, stopping waste criminals and saving households money.

  • Some local authorities charge households who practice DIY more than £10 an item to dispose of waste – which can lead to criminal activities like fly-tipping that blights our communities, harms the environment and costs £392 million a year.
  • That is why the government has announced a consultation on plans to close a loophole which has allowed councils to charge fees for DIY waste, including plasterboards, bricks and bath units – as well as new £450,00 grants for local authorities to trial innovative new projects to put a stop to fly-tipping.
  • These new plans and funding, alongside our introduction of digital waste tracking and requiring licenses for waste businesses, will save households money, stop criminals abusing the waste system and protect our countryside from illegal dumping.

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