Huntingdonshire District Council is part of a countywide project to reduce the number of fly tips occurring in our district.
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Waste Partnership (RECAP) have launched the S.C.R.A.P fly tipping campaign to support members of the community. 'Your Duty of Care' posters have been created to encourage people to make the right choices when asking someone to remove your waste.
If you are using waste carriers make sure you do your checks before booking and employing them via the Environment Agency website for their waste transfer licences. Failure to do so could result in you been prosecuted for incorrect disposal of waste as it is your responsibility to use a reputable waste carrier.
If you are contacting them directly ask the following questions:
- Where do they take the waste?
- Do they give the customer a waste receipt clearly showing what they took from you?
- Save all messages and correspondence where possible
If they can’t or won’t issue you with the required paperwork, please do not use them and report them to the council. Also, if possible, take note of the type of vehicle and index number that the waste is transported in.
Chris Stopford, Head of Community said: "I welcome the launch of this campaign. Fly-tipping is illegal, ugly and pollutes the environment. The key message of the S.C.R.A.P campaign is informing the public to make informed decisions and a real difference by ensuring their waste is disposed of responsibly and legally."