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Let’s S.C.R.A.P fly-tipping - Week of Action

Published on Tuesday, 27th September 2022

Fly tip

Week of action running from the 26 September to 30 September

North Warwickshire Borough Council is hosting a week of action running from the 26 September to 30 September to educate residents about fly-tipping along with partners Warwickshire Police, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue, The Environment Agency and the NFU, to crack down on fly-tipping in the borough.

The week will include increased presence at fly-tipping hotspots, partnership day with Warwickshire Police, a drop-in day for information at The Council Offices and targeted social media #SCRAPflytipping Campaign.

Cllr David Humphreys Chairman of Safer Communities said, “I am delighted to be kicking off this week of action in North Warwickshire and am confident that we will see immediate improvements from this concentration of resources and educational campaign. Fly-tipping is our number one environmental issue and something we feel incredibly strongly about as a council, and we want to do everything we possibly can to tackle this.”

As well as educating the public on what constitutes fly tipping the campaign also encourages North Warwickshire’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.  

The S.C.R.A.P. Code

• 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

• 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.

Around two thirds of fly-tips are household waste so a vital part of the campaign will be around educating people on how to dispose of their rubbish safety.

Fly-tipping costs the council around £175,000 per year and nearly £50 million in Britain as a whole. Fly-tipping is punishable by an unlimited fine or imprisonment.