Counting the cost of fly tipping

Calderdale residents are being urged to dispose of any rubbish responsibly, following a number of recent fly tipping cases in the borough. fly tipping

The Council’s Community Safety Wardens have attended a number of fly tipping incidents throughout Calderdale in recent weeks, including cases at Albert Promenade in Halifax, Cold Edge Road at Wainstalls, Donkey Hill outside Halifax and Haigh Lane in Siddal.

Investigations into the crimes are taking place and evidence is being collected to find the culprits. In one case prosecutions are already underway which may result in large fine and potential seizure of vehicle.

Cases like these demonstrate that fly tipping will not be tolerated at any time in Calderdale. It is a serious crime and all instances of fly tipping will be investigated further – the Council won’t hesitate to prosecute those responsible.

In line with Government guidance of avoiding non-essential travel, all Household Waste Recycling Centres in the borough are closed. However, during this closure period, residents are encouraged to store bulky waste, or if urgent, consider hiring a private skip or professional waste carrier if available.

If hiring a professional, it is essential that they are a registered waste carrier. Ask to see their licence before agreeing to hand over waste. If you don’t and it ends up fly-tipped, you could face a big fine.

If people do witness fly tipping, in all cases, having as much information as possible helps to bring successful prosecutions. The following details are most helpful:

  • The day, date, time and location of the fly tipping;
  • A description of any people involved;
  • What was fly tipped and how much;
  • Details of any vehicle involved, including registration number, colour, make and model;
  • Any photo evidence.

Fly tipping can be reported at www.calderdale.gov.uk/doitonline