Fines of £400 brought in to curb fly-tipping

06 May 2016

From 9 May, local authorities will be able to issue fines for small scale fly-tipping of up to £400, as an alternative to prosecution, following the introduction of new Government regulations on the unauthorised deposit of waste.

According to figures from Defra, 900,000 fly-tipping incidents were dealt with by local authorities in England during 2014/15.

However, the CLA says these figures exclude much of the waste dumped on farmland and other private land where it poses risks to local wildlife, farm animals and the environment.

Landowners are liable for any waste that is fly-tipped on their land and can be prosecuted if they do not clear it away, often at considerable cost to their business.

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