Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste, from a bin bag of rubbish to larger quantities. It can:
- Cause damage to the environment, costing landowners, businesses and tax payers millions every year
- Pose a threat to humans and wildlife
- Spoil our enjoyment of the countryside
- Undermine legitimate waste businesses
- Result in declining property prices
- Cause local businesses to suffer as people stay away
Remember as a landowner you are responsible for removal of waste on your land by a licensed waste carrier.
- If you find fly-tipped waste on your land, suspect illegal waste carriers or see fly-tipping in progress, you can report this to your local council. Find out how to contact your local council here
- If you give waste to anyone, ensure they are authorised to carry it. Obtain a receipt detailing where the waste is going, vehicle details and the carrier’s authorisation number – this is a legal obligation if you are in business, but is good practice if you are a private householder
- The Environment Agency has the statutory responsibility to investigate the larger scale fly tipping incidences where the waste may pose a serious risk to the environment and where the activity is linked to organised crime
Drug dealing and cannabis cultivation
Cannabis farms bring crime, violence and intimidation into a neighbourhood.
What should you look out for?
- A strong, sickly smell given off by cannabis plants
- Lighting and ventilation equipment being taken into a house
- Constantly covered or blacked out windows
- Comings and goings at all hours
- Strong and constant lighting day and night
- High levels of heat and condensation
- Constant buzz of ventilation
- Lots of power cables