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It's safe to say that everyone detests fly tipping because it's awful for the environment, detrimental to wildlife, and an absolute eyesore. But despite the harm it causes to the environment, it keeps happening. 
In reality, the number of fly-tipping occurrences rose from 957,000 in 2018/2019 to 976,000 , between 2018 and 2020, . (Government Statistical Service). This doesn't even take into consideration the sharp jump in reports that occurred during lockdown, when the restriction of tips caused a 300% increase in fly-tipping occurrences in some locations (Countryside Alliance). Councils waste millions of taxpayer dollars each year cleaning up the trash left behind, and it doesn't appear that this will change anytime soon. 
It is obvious that action must be taken to address the problem. Yet given that so many people are unaware of what constitutes fly tipping, this could be challenging. We at Rubbish Clearance Herts are passionate about promoting responsible garbage disposal, which is why we've written this tutorial to explain what fly tipping is. We'll explain what fly tipping is, where to report it, how to stop it from happening in the first place, as well as the definition of fly tipping. The following subjects will be covered: 
The basics: What is fly tipping? 
Types of fly tipping waste 
What’s the difference between littering and fly tipping? 
The law around fly tipping 
Is fly tipping a police matter? 
What happens when someone gets caught fly tipping? 
How much is a fine for fly tipping? 
How to report fly tipping 
What to do if someone fly tips on your property 
If you catch them in the act 
How to avoid fly tipping yourself 
Skip hire 
Bins and FEL containers 
Ordering your waste disposal container 
The act of illegally depositing controlled waste on a plot of land that is not a designated disposal site or container is known as fly tipping. Every sort of waste that is governed by the Environmental Protection Act, which was passed in 1990, is referred to as controlled waste ( . Fly tipping is a serious criminal offence with dire repercussions. 
Regardless whether the waste is generated by a business or a household, fly tipping is still prohibited. Even though we frequently imagine a mountain of trash and abandoned appliances when we think about fly tipping, even one loose bin bag still counts. Without even being aware of it, many individuals fly tip. Although the instances below might not seem extreme, they are all forms of fly tipping. 
Placing a trash bag next to your full wheeled trash container. 
Dumping trash anywhere that is not considered to be private property, such as on your back lane or outside your back gate. 
Leaving waste on someone else’s land with their consent, if they don’t have a waste management licence. 
Of course, there are more varieties of fly tipping that are much more extreme than the ones listed above. According to the Government Statistics Service, the average load of fly tipping rubbish would fill a small van. Yet whether there is a mound of trash or just one bag, doing this is dangerous, against the law, and can land you in serious trouble. 

What’s the difference between fly tipping and littering? 

The distinction between littering and fly tipping is rather straightforward: although fly tipping involves the disposal of bigger amounts of debris, littering refers to anything less than a black bin bar's worth of trash. 
Littering is something that is frequently done impulsively or perhaps even mistakenly. On the other hand, because of the amount of the garbage, fly tipping is typically planned in advance. Although both are unsightly and bad for the environment, fly tipping carries much more severe repercussions for the offender than littering. 

The law around fly tipping 

Fly-tipping is a serious criminal offence that can result in severe punishments. There is no uniform punishment for varying levels of fly tipping because the offence suits the moment. The amount of rubbish that is fly-tipped, the effect the waste has on the environment, and the expense of properly disposing of the waste and cleaning the region are used to evaluate each case. 

How much is a fine for fly tipping? 

Fly-tipping will cost you a hefty amount if you are caught. Fly tipping can result in an immediate punishment of between £150 and £400. But, as is already known, there is no cap on the fine if the matter is heard in a Crown Court. Individuals who get arrested are much more likely to receive a fine than a prison sentence because the latter is only reserved for the most serious offences. 
A local man from Luton recently got fined £2000 for fly tipping but is this enough to stop people doing it? 

How can you prevent fly tipping? 

Dispose of your waste in designated waste sites 
Do you need your waste cleared? Call Rubbish Clearance Herts now on 01438 215018. 
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