Can These Drastic Measures Stamp Out Fly Tippers?
No matter how high the fine or the potential prison sentence, it doesn’t seem to put fly tippers off. Even more country lanes and lay-bys have become rubbish dumps which is why more drastic measures are needed to stamp out fly tippers.
Fly tipping has even been happening right under our noses in Huntingdon, just a few miles from our offices at CBS Waste in nearby St Ives. And unsurprisingly, local authorities up and down the country have had enough.
And they have also decided to tackle the problem differently and decision makers have been scratching their heads to try and find new solutions. But what kind of drastic measures are being taken? And will they work?
Roads to recovery?
When we think of fly tipping, we often picture beautiful areas of countryside spoiled by bin bags, white goods and sofas. But one council in Somerset have voted to pedestrianise rural roads to make it harder for offenders to strike.
Local authorities won’t agree on everything. But two councils in Scotland have put their differences aside and have teamed up to fight the problem of fly tipping. Perth and Kinross Council are working with Angus and Dundee City Council on a new campaign aimed at getting people to dispose of waste properly.
Bollard by the problem
To say residents in an area of Newcastle are angry about fly tipping is an understatement. The problem actually runs deeper due to the existing rat infestation getting worse. But local authorities have been trialling a new bollard system to make dumping rubbish more difficult.
Solutions at our fingertips
Nowadays, we rely on technology more than ever and one Coventry councillor has suggested an electronic solution. Ed Ruane wants an online portal to be set up so it is easier to report incidents. But it remains to be seen whether it will be brought in.
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