Sunday, 6 September 2015

Plan needed to tackle fly-tippers

The Sunday Times’ Charles Clover discusses the rise in littering and fly-tipping, examining possible reasons for the increase, such as more home moves or an increase in council fees for waste disposal. He says farmers and other landowners are paying the price for cleaning up fly-tipped waste. Mr Clover points out that many instances of fly-tipping involve domestic waste that many councils take for free, so ignorance is also a causal factor. He also mentions that enforcement costs for fly-tipping cases were £17.3m in England alone in 2013-14, so perhaps “there is a case for being a little more accommodating to white van man.” The Government needs to respond by developing a strategy that will encourage a change in behaviour, he concludes.

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