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Fly-tipping and getting rid of Tyres
Fly-tipping - what is Fly-tipping, how to report it and where can I take my rubbish
What is Fly tipping? Fly tipping is the illegal dumping of waste on any site that does not hold a waste management license. Fly tipping is a crime. If you dump rubbish you will face a fine of up to £50,000 or 6 months in prison.
Remember if you pay someone else to get rid of your rubbish you are responsible for where it is disposed and if it is fly tipped you could be prosecuted.
Always use a registered waste carrier. Insist on seeing their Waste Carriers Licence. If they don't have a licence they are operating illegally. You can also check that they are registered waste carriers with the Environment Agency by going to www.environment-agency.gov.uk/publicregister or call 08708 506506 (Mon-Fri 8am-6pm)
How can I report Flytipping? Report fly-tipping here online, phone our contact centre on 01827 715341 and we will investigate and clear it if it is our responsibility or call the environment agency Freephone on 0800 807 060.
What should I do if I suspect somebody is fly-tipping? It may be safest if you do NOT approach them, otherwise you may put yourself in danger. Observe as many details as possible such as a description of the vehicle and registration number, description of the person(s) dropping the waste, the type and amount of waste, time/date and location. Get those details written down as soon as possible and report it to us - see above. Officers will inspect the site and you may be asked to make a written statement about what you saw. If we catch those involved, they may be prosecuted and fined.
Where can I get rid of rubbish? Whether you are a resident or business, there is no reason why the waste you produce cannot be taken to a licensed landfill (for large quantities) or a Civic Amenity site for smaller items, or even the numerous recycling facilities in our towns and villages. Local disposal points include;
There are also several other sites available just outside of North Warwickshire. Many supermarkets and some pubs and public car parks have recycling banks. There are many other ways in which waste not taken by the dustmen can be safely and properly disposed. But BEWARE & some companies, particularly the smaller ones, may not be entirely reputable and your waste could end up down a country lane or in a field gate. The Council can offer a service for the collection of bulky waste, telephone 01827 715341.
How can I get rid of tyres? If you wish to dispose of old or unwanted tyres, contact your local tyre retailer who may be able to arrange collection and disposal for a small fee. You could also contact http://www.tyrerecovery.org.uk/ for more information.
More fly tipping ultimately means more council tax. If those responsible for unlawful waste dumping can be traced, we may be able to recover costs or take other legal action against them but we need your help.
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