What is fly-tipping and how can you prevent it?

02 October 2018

When hiring a skip to remove household waste, you may be unaware of the environmental and safety regulations regarding fly-tipping. 

Our recycling and waste disposal experts at W&S Recycling have put together a guide for all you need to know about fly-tipping. Contact us on 01202 675564 to find out more.

What is fly-tipping?

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste onto land or on a site with no licence to accept waste. Fly-tipping in skips is an issue that many people face when their skips are kept on private or public land. Fly-tipping can be dangerous as you don’t always know what has been put into your skip by strangers.

What happens if someone fly-tips in my skip?

In the eyes of the law you are responsible for the waste put into your skip and this is something that you should be vigilant about. If you suspect that someone has dumped rubbish in your skip it should be reported to your local authority.

How do I prevent fly-tipping in my skip?

Closed skips are provided with lockable lids and are an effective fly-tipping preventative. If you have an open skip, adding a cover can help prevent fly-tipping especially if your skip is kept on-site overnight or left unattended.

If you see someone fly-tipping in your skip or you want to report an area where fly-tipping has taken place, taking note of the incident can help prevent fly-tipping by naming and shaming those convicted. The date, time, place, type of waste and the description of the person(s) and/or vehicle(s) can all help to identify the culprit.

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