Government Announces Crackdown on Fly-Tipping

The Government has announced a crackdown on fly tipping, following large increases during the lockdown period. The plans proposed by the Government would mean that residents would no longer have to pay to dispose of DIY waste, in a bid to stop it being dumped by those not willing to pay the charges imposed by councils.

Jo Churchill (above), the Environment Minister, said:

“When it comes to fly-tipping, enough is enough. These appalling incidents cost us £392 million a year and it is time to put a stop to them. I want to make sure that recycling and the correct disposal of rubbish is free, accessible and easy for householders. No one should be tempted to fly tip or turn to waste criminals and rogue operators.

Furthermore, the funding that we have announced for Local Authorities today will help them trial innovative new projects to put a stop to fly tipping. We will learn from the successes – and replicate them.”

A number of trials have been proposed, including the increased use of CCTV at locations associated with fly tipping, no bags on streets policies and providing education to communities about dealing with waste.