Herefordshire People: Fly-tipping in Herefordshire

PUBLISHED: 16:23 09 February 2010 | UPDATED: 15:14 20 February 2013

Fly-tipping is an increasing problem which causes environmental pollution as well as a significant cost to Herefordshire Council in terms of collection and disposal.

Environmental Health & Trading Standards will investigate and may inspect illegally dumped material anywhere in the county. The council will also arrange for the removal of the waste from all highways, verges, lay-bys and any other land under the control of the authority. Inspection includes the gathering of evidence for possible prosecution of those people dumping illegally.

The council will investigate fly-tipped waste and look for evidence and witnesses.
Herefordshire Council is taking fly-tipping seriously and has purchased mobile covert camera systems which will be deployed at various hot spot locations across the county.

If you have witnessed fly-tipping in operation or wish to report an incident, please contact Environmental Health & Trading Standards on 01432 261761 or by email to ethelpline@herefordshire.gov.uk.

Joint Working with the Environment Agency
The council and the Environment Agency have developed a joint working arrangement (a Fly-Tipping Protocol and memorandum of understanding) which forms the basis for coordinated action on fly tipping throughout the county.
Although Herefordshire Council tends to deal with the majority of fly-tipping cases, the Environment Agency will take the lead on larger cases, including those where organised crime is involved or there are particularly hazardous wastes requiring disposal.
To contact the Environment Agency:
General enquiries: 08708 506 506
Website: http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/
The National Fly-Tipping Prevention Group (NFTPG) is a group of organisations working with a common aim: coming up with solutions to the problem of fly-tipping.
The NFTPG website will give you further information about its work and members. You will also find tips on simple ways you can help prevent fly-tipping and get advice on what you should do if you see fly-tipping, or are a victim of fly-tipping.
The NFTPG has produced a more detailed guidance document Tackling fly-tipping: a guide for landowners and managers.

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