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Saturday September 26th 2020

Help prevent flytipping in Tandridge

Residents are urged to be vigilant when employing traders to dispose of their waste or risk a fixed penalty fine of £400.

To avoid prosecution, anyone getting someone else to take their waste away should follow these steps:

  • Only use a licensed waste carrier – check online if the trader is registered with the Environment Agency.
  • Get a receipt for any waste taken away by a trader.

Residents should also be particularly vigilant if a trader knocks on their door and offers to take their waste away.

Flytipping is a blight on the environment and expensive for the taxpayer who ultimately pays for it to be cleared up. That’s why in Surrey, 100% of flytippers who go to court are convicted. Punishment can result in a fine of up to £50,000 or 12 months in prison.

To report flytipping in progress call Surrey Police on 999. In other cases:

  • Report it online using the flytipping report form.
  • Call Tandridge District Council in confidence on 01883 722000.
  • Call the Environment Agency on 0800 807060 if there is a serious pollution risk or a major incident.
  • Report it to Surrey County Council if the flytip is blocking a road.