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Task and Finish Group Focusses on Fly Tipping

Task and Finish Group Focusses on Fly Tipping

There has been a significant rise in the number of incidents of tipping waste in rural Essex over recent months, where the waste constitutes one or more lorry-loads.  Waste has been deposited illegally on private land, public land and public highways.  This is resulting in hefty clearance costs not to mention the inconvenience caused to businesses, road users and the public in general.  The size of the waste tipped is considerable and the contents is varied. The message is do not interfere with the waste as it could be hazardous and report it immediately. 
ERP have agreed to bring together key partners to maximise effectiveness in addressing the issue by working together.  The Task and Finish Group first met on 9th November, where information was shared between partners, and the process for reporting fly tipping incidents was clarified.   
For more information about the task and finish group please click here


HOW TO REPORT FLY TIPPING AND DUMPING OF WASTE
If an incident constitutes a van-load or less, and does not contain hazardous material, you should contact your local authority.
If the waste constitutes a lorry-load or more, or contains hazardous waste of any kind, or if you see illegal tipping in progress, you should contact the Environment Agency.

The Environment Agency can be contacted via a National Incident Control Centre on
0800 80 70 60.