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Wednesday October 17th 2018

Help prevent flytipping in Bletchingley

This summer, Surrey residents and businesses are being urged to be vigilant when employing traders to dispose of their waste or risk fines of up to £400.

Although a rogue trader may flytip the waste, it could still be whoever employs them that is fined. To avoid prosecution, residents and businesses must ensure they use a registered waste carrier and ask them how and where they intend to dispose of waste, get a receipt and avoid traders who knock on doors or advertise on websites like Facebook and Gumtree.

Flytippers can face fines of up to £50,000 and imprisonment of up to twelve months if convicted. They are also at risk of being sentenced to unpaid community service or having their vehicle crushed. In January this year, a Mitcham flytipper was fined £1,980 after dumping waste on Epsom Common.

If someone is spotted flytipping in the district, it should be reported to Tandridge District Council. To report an incident, find out how to check if a trader is licenced and for more information on fly-tipping, visit recycleforsurrey.org.uk.