A man sentenced to 20 months’ imprisonment for illegally dumping waste in 18 different locations across Devon is believed to have fled to the Republic of Ireland and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.
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.
A Wigan-based skip hire company that has made national news in a video showing the contents of one of its skip being emptied into a front garden has been fined for six unrelated abuses of environmental protection laws.
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.