Help prevent fly-tipping in Surrey

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 fly-tip 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.

Fly-tippers can face fines of up to £50,000 and imprisonment of up to twelve months if convicted. They are also at risk of having their vehicle crushed or being sentenced to unpaid community service.

For more information on fly-tipping or to check if a trader is licenced, visit recycleforsurrey.org.uk. You can report a fly-tipping incident here.