A fly tipper in Nottingham has spoken out about why they decided to fly tip and how easy fly tipping can be in the city.
2017 to 2018 saw just over 1 million fly tipping incidents being reported in Nottingham , with the majority of the fly tipped material coming from household waste.
” I can’t say i would never do it again”
NOTTINGHAM FLY TIPPER
Due to the significant number of incidences, Nottingham City Council have responded in due course and have increased the number of fixed penalty notices they have issued out to offenders by 20%.
One individual who had recently fly tipped and wishes to remain anonymous said; “it isn’t something that i am proud of, but I wasn’t going to take the stuff back out of my car and leave it in my garden.
I wasn’t thinking about the illegality of it at the time, but I can understand why people are doing it. I don’t plan to do it again although I can’t say I would never do it again”.
Last year it cost local authorities in England an estimated £12.2 million to clear large amounts of fly tipped materials. Penalties for committing such offences were increased by the Safe Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005.
Perpetrators can now face up to 5 years in prison and £50,000 fine.
Where to put your waste materials in Nottingham
- Lenton Industrial Estate, NG7 2UJ
- Redfield Road Household Waste and Recycling Centre NG7 2UJ
- Beeston Recycling Centre NG9 1PF
- Nottingham Recycling Ltd NG7 2SX
- West Bridgford Household Waste Recycling Centre NG2 7BT