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Two people fined for fly-tipping in South Wiltshire

Two people fined for fly-tipping in South Wiltshire

Published by Jack Deery at 1:22pm 20th February 2020.

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Wiltshire Council have issued fixed penalty notices after investigations by it's Environmental Enforcement Officers.

One person from Wilton has been given a £400 fine after they passed their waste on to people for cash, which they then fly-tipped.

They did not check the people who removed it and couldn't provide details for them either. 

The rubbish was found dumped in Quidhampton.

Fly-tipping Quidhampton
The waste was left in Quidhampton

Meanwhile, someone from Salisbury has also received a £400 fixed penalty notice after admitting to fly-tipping. 

Evidence from a waste dump near Salisbury Racecourse led the officers to them, who then confessed during an interview. 

Cllr Bridget Wayman, Cabinet Member for Transport, Highways and Waste, said: 

"Fixed penalty notices are a vital tool that helps us clamp down on this illegal activity in Wiltshire and encourage residents to make all the necessary checks.

Residents and businesses have a duty of care in ensuring their waste is disposed of properly and legally. People should be wary about using a 'man with a van' or similar adverts on social media to dispose of waste without making all the necessary checks.

Always write down the waste carrier's licence number, vehicle details including registration and vehicle description, and ask for a receipt. If they cannot provide any information, do not use them as they may fly-tip your waste."

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Wiltshire Council have been running an anti fly-tipping campaign since October

PREVENTION ADVICE

We have a duty of care to make sure our rubbish is disposed of correctly. 

Wiltshire Council have now issued some advice to avoid fly-tipping: 

  • Check that the person they pass their waste to is an authorised carrier by visiting environment.data.gov.uk/public-register/view/search-waste-carriers-brokers or by calling the Environment Agency on 03708 506506.
  • Check that the person who is taking the waste has an upper tier waste carriers license to take waste or scrap metal collectors licence, issued by Wiltshire Council to take any scrap a metal.
  • Note the registration number of any vehicle taking the waste away.
  • Ask for a receipt detailing where the waste is going, information about the transportation vehicle and the carrier's authorisation number. This is a legal obligation for businesses, but householders are also advised to request this information.
  • Residents can report fly tipping online by visiting: www.wiltshire.gov.uk/mywiltshire-online-reporting or calling 0300 456 0100.
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