New Norfolk campaign aims to Scrap flytipping for good
Environmental and farming industry leaders have joined forces with council chiefs for a new crackdown on the scourge of flytipping.
The Scrap campaign, launched last Friday, urges residents to ensure any waste they have taken away is dealt with by a licensed operator.
It is hoped the initiative will help to cut the estimated £1 million annual cost of clearing the county's dumped waste.
John Fisher, chairman of the Norfolk Waste Partnership, said: “I hate to see fly-tipping and I know the vast majority of people do too. Fly-tipping is illegal, unsightly and pollutes the environment.
“There are lots of ways that people can legally get rid of the things they no longer want, so in addition to asking people to avoid giving their waste to rogue traders, the Scrap campaign will be highlighting how people can dispose of items and stay within the law.
“We’re urging people to follow a simple Scrap code and are reminding people that if it’s their waste it’s their responsibility.”
The code urges residents to take the following steps:
Suspect all waste carriers
Check with the Environment Agency on 03708 506506 that the provider taking your waste away is licensed
Refuse unexpected offers to have waste taken away
Ask what will happen to your waste
Paperwork should be obtained – get a full receipt.
The campaign is supported by all the county’s councils, including West Norfolk Council, the police, the Environment Agency, the National Farmers’ Union and countryside groups.
The scheme is based on a similar campaign run in Hertfordshire and rolled out to several other counties.