Fly-tipping is becoming an increasing problem for local authorities to deal with. Last year alone saw a seven per cent increase in incidents, costing local authorities an estimated £57.7 million in total to clear.
But it’s not just public land that suffers. Fly-tipping can happen on private land, too. It is the act of illegally dumping waste without authorisation. It can include anything from white goods and mattresses through to general household waste and even builder’s waste. The contents really can depend.
And it’s this unpredictability that makes fly-tip removal so hazardous. Contaminated waste can be present within the piles of rubbish, including anything from animal or human faeces to syringes and even unidentified chemicals or asbestos. Not only does this pose a risk to anyone who comes across it, but it also poses risks to the local environment and wildlife.
At Ideal Response, we take health and safety very seriously and approach fly-tip removal with the same care and attention as we would with any hazardous environment. Which means safety precautions are put in place not only for our own technicians, but for our customers, their customers and the general public.
As licensed waste carriers, you can rest assured that the contents of the fly-tipping incident will be sensibly and correctly disposed of and if hazardous material was found to be present, we can even decontaminate and sanitise the affected area.
For your free fly-tip removal estimate, contact us today.