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At FindaSkip we are always on the lookout for crimes against waste management, and today came across this incident of fly tipping in Southend on Sea.
A large amount of mixed waste has been seemingly dumped on the curb to be cleared by the council. Not only does fly tipping create an eyesore for residents in Southend it also costs tax payers money to remove and dispose of the waste responsibly.
We wonder if this waste was dumped by a resident, or perhaps a rouge waste removal service.
When thinking about having a clear out and hiring a skip or waste removal service it is important to make sure that you are using a reputable business who will dispose of your waste responsibly.
Fly tipping is a serious offence, and anyone successfully prosecuted can land themselves with a fine of up to £50,000 and a 5 year prison sentence.
Many people are not aware that if fly tipped waste is traced back to you, you can still be prosecuted even if you have paid a company to remove the waste. This is because you have a duty of care to ensure that you have made sure that your waste will be disposed of responsibly.
Before allowing a company to take away your waste, you should always ask for their Waste Carriers Licence, and check that it is valid with the environment agency at www.environment-agency.gov.uk/publicregister. This confirms that they are licensed to remove your waste and will dispose of it responsibly.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. A reputable company will not object to reasonable questions about how your waste will be disposed of. Be wary of companies that will not answer your questions or seem unsure of what will happen to your waste.
We think the councils new bins is a step in the right direction. Long gone are the days when every type of waste goes in the same black bin liner and sent to landfill.
Last year 43.2% of all household waste was recycled. And this number is on the rise, but so are the prices of waste disposal. The expenses of being caught fly tipping however are of course much more severe than disposing of the waste legally.
If you are thinking about how you can clear your waste legally, consider hiring a skip. It’s a cost effective and hassle free method, and at FindaSkip we do the background checks and get the waste carrier licences from all of our preferred suppliers so you don’t have to.
Give us a call today on 0800 019 4530 or visit our website for a cheap skip hire quote.
Don’t get caught fly tipping, let us find you cheap local skip hire in Southend on Sea or your local area and make sure you never have to worry about who to go to for skip hire again.