What Is Fly Tipping And Why Is It Such An Issue?
Having a clear out is a task you often need to plan ahead for. This is not so much because the task itself is particularly time-consuming or arduous (although it can be), but because you need to consider where your clutter will end up.
This is why one of the most important tasks when decluttering a home, whether as part of moving out, ahead of a house inspection or simply to get ready for a dinner party or festive occasion, is to separate everything that is being moved out of a room into a keep pile, a donate pile, a recycling pile and a disposal pile.
Often at that point, either a skip is hired or several trips to a waste disposal site are made.
However, regrettably, there are some people and businesses who are not as conscientious and simply dump waste wherever they can, a crime known as fly-tipping.
Fly-tipping, a criminal offence punishable by up to five years imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine, is defined as when waste is deposited onto unauthorised land, which can be a street, a neighbour’s garden, around rather than in a public bin or even into rivers, lakes and ponds.
On the lowest level, it can be annoying, as it can make a particular local area look less well-kept than it otherwise would be, and can take a lot more time to clean and clear up than it did to dump the waste.
However, particularly with industrial fly-tipping, it can have a much more hazardous consequence, where toxic materials seep into soils and flow into rivers, causing potential risks to the public.
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