Dumping of illicit waste is on the increase nationally. Not only does the dumped waste often smell and attract flies, it is also a potential fire risk which could have a huge impact on nearby properties, the local environment and road networks.
Illegal dumping of waste, also known as fly tipping, is the dumping of waste illegally instead of using an authorised method such as kerbside collection or using an authorised landfill site. It is the illegal deposit of any waste onto land, including waste dumped or tipped on a site with no licence to accept waste.
The disposal of illicit waste is becoming a serious issue within our District. The fire at Oak Tree Farm, Slitting Mill in 2016 highlights the consequences of this crime and the impact it can have on the wider community.
In this instance, positive enforcement action was taken against the two people who had been operating this unlawful site. However, this is not always the case, as we don`t often know who is responsible for dumping waste.
That`s why we need your help!
This section will provide you with everything you need to know to make sure you are are disposing of your waste correctly. It will also provide useful information for businesses and landlords as well as reporting advice if you see or suspect suspicious activity.
Together we can keep Cannock Chase District a clean and safe place for all to enjoy.
Last Updated: 08/03/2019