Over 31% of fly-tips dealt with by the Environment Agency involve construction related waste (21% construction, demolition and excavation waste and 10% asbestos)
Do you know the difference between littering and fly-tipping?
There is a perceived problem that private landowners are often victims of fly-tipping.
Private landowners range from individual farmers, through to large landowning organisations
such as the National Trust. Many members of the NFTPG are large private landowners
who have first hand and frequent experience of fly-tipping.
The true scale of fly-tipping on private land is not clear. Consistent records are
not kept on incidents that are not dealt with by the Environment Agency or by Local
Authorities. However, a project that the Environment Agency and Defra are leading
with the NFTPG landowner members is seeking to collect data to understand the true
factual scale of the problem –
click here for more information (record2reduce).
Fly-tipped waste on public and private land is investigated in the same way. The
Environment Agency will always investigate the Big, Bad and Nasty, leaving the Local
Authority to prioritise their approach on dealing with the smaller incidents of
fly-tipping. By taking this approach it allows the system to reflect the needs of
the community it is serving.
If you are burgled after the police have carried out the investigation, it is down
to you as the occupier/owner of the property to clean the damage up. In some occasions
this may be paid for through insurance. Similarly if fly-tipping occurs on your
land, it will be down to you as the occupier to clear the waste.