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Your rubbish, your responsibility

Line up of prosecutions for fly-tipping

Monday 8 October 2018

 

Many people could be contributing to the fly-tipping problem in Essex, and have no idea they are doing anything wrong.

 

Remember - if it's your waste, it's your responsibility. If your waste is found dumped, even if someone else has done it, you could be responsible for the crime.  If you use a trader to remove your waste, there are some quick and easy ways you can protect yourself.

 

By carrying out some simple checks before you hand your waste (anything from a sofa, black bags, mattresses, fridge freezers or building waste) to someone else to get rid of it will reduce the chance of it being fly-tipped.  

 

You could unwittingly end up with a criminal record and face an unlimited fine, if a rogue trader dumps your waste illegally.

Help keep our county clean and green.  Love Essex – it’s a Crime not to care!

#CrimeNotToCare, is being run by Love Essex, a partnership of councils, businesses along with environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.