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|FLY TIPPING IS A CRIME 23 April, 2012|
There have been several recent occurences of fly tipping within the village. Dumping waste where it's not allowed, or allowing others to do so, is a criminal offence. You could face very large fines and even be sent to prison.
Report fly-tipping to your local council
Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste on land that doesn’t have a licence to receive it.
Fly-tipping can be dangerous, pollute land and waterways and costs the taxpayer significant amounts of money to clear away. Some people make money by charging to take waste away illegally and then fly-tipping it.
Who is responsible for clearing up fly-tipped waste?
Local authorities and the Environment Agency are responsible for clearing up / investigating fly-tipping on public land. Clearing fly-tipping from private land is the responsibility of the landowner.
Penalties for fly-tipping
Dumping waste illegally is a serious criminal offence that carries a fine of up to £50,000 (unlimited if the case goes to the Crown Court). You could also face a prison sentence of up to five years for fly-tipping. Local councils treat fly-tipping very seriously and will usually prosecute anyone caught.
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