Litterers could be fined up to £150 and councils stopped from charging householders for disposing DIY household waste at recycling centres as part of the government’s new and long-anticipated litter strategy for England.
Keep Britain Tidy has launched a new campaign to combat the alarming rise in criminal fly-tipping, #CrimeNotToCare, targeting ‘ordinary people’ to promote awareness of the dangers of using unlicensed waste carriers.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson says residents that alert the council of fly-tippers and those not recycling properly should be rewarded, even suggesting that whistleblowers should receive refunds on their council tax.
SUEZ, one of the country’s largest waste management companies, has backed a deposit-return scheme, after reports emerged this week that officials at the Defra had said it was ‘unlikely’ that such a system would be considered as part of a forthcoming national litter strategy.
Local authorities across the country have stepped up action against fly-tippers in the build-up to Christmas, as they make use of new powers to issue on-the-spot fines and crush vehicles used in fly-tipping operations.