Fly Tipping – The Facts
It’s illegal – plain and simple. Although it is illegal it still stands as big business for those willing to run the risk of breaking the law. When you choose a waste removal company ensure that they’re going to dispose of your waste both legally and responsibly.
The average fine for fly tipping in 2010-11 was £6,490. Penalties aren’t limited to fines either – you could be sent to prison, given a curfew, or even disqualified from driving.
Across England the clear up of fly tipping reached £41.3 million!
Of the 2,400 prosecutions brought in 2010-11, 96% had a successful outcome.
Worryingly, 63% of fly tipping included household waste – some of which could have been recycled
Here at Wirral Skip Hire we offer more than skips! We have our own recycling plant.
Not only are we open to private and business waste, we will also collect recycling from your business address.
We can recycle the following waste items –
Plastics & PVC
Soil, compost & sawdust
Glass bottles, paper, cardboard & much more!
Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) have planned to increase Merseyside and Haltons household recycling rate to 50% of waste by the year 2020 from the current 37.5% as part of the ‘RESOURCES Merseyside’ initiative.
Where & What Can I Recycle and Tip in Merseyside & the Wirral?
- Vehicle & Household batteries, vehicle engine oil
- Garden waste & soils
- Scrap metal, wood, furniture & glass
- White goods – fridges & freezers
- Much, much more – check with local recycling centre for full list
There are also 31 ‘bring banks’ across Liverpool where you can bring bottles, clothes, glass and paper to recycle.
Council recycling centres are completely free for local residents to recycle their waste here – so why even consider fly tipping?!
In Merseyside you can find your local council recycling centres here –
On the Wirral you can find your local council recycling centres here –
For more information on England’s recycling and fly tipping statistics -http://www.defra.gov.uk/statistics/environment/waste/flytipping-in-england-annual-statistics/