South Holland residents told to avoid flytipping and dispose of waste responsibly
With January thought to be the worst month for flytipping, here are the ways that residents can dispose of their waste responsibly.
Nearly 900 incidents of waste being illegally dumped on public and private land were recorded in the area during 2018-19, a rise of 32 per cent on the previous year when there were 662 cases.
The figures from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), showed that most of the 876 flytipping incidents in South Holland during 2018-19 involved van loads of household waste that were left on roads, footpaths or bridleways.
South Holland District Council offers this advice on how to dispose of your waste responsibly:
- Report flytips via the council website at sholland.gov.uk/reportit or by tagging the council into any social media posts about tipping through Facebook (SHDC_official) or Twitter (@SHollandDC).
- Larger domestic waste can be disposed of at the Household Waste Recycling Centre in Spalding or by using the council's bulky waste collection service https://www.sholland.gov.uk/bulkywaste, which costs £25 for up to three large items
- If residents are using another waste carrier to remove their waste, they need to make sure that they have a valid waste carrier licence. If a third party disposes of your waste without a valid licence you can be prosecuted and fined if this is then fly-tipped.
- The Environment Agency hosts the public register of waste carriers, brokers and dealers, which can be seen here: https://environment.data.gov.uk/public-register/view/search-waste-carriers-brokers. You can search on there by registration number or business name. They advise that if the Carrier or Broker you are looking for does not appear on the register, call 03708 506 506.