How you can help the fight against fly-tipping

If you’re getting someone in to work on your house or garden, before you agree anything, check they are a registered waste carrier. That way you’ll have peace of mind that when your trader takes your waste away it won’t be dumped, causing damage to Surrey’s beautiful countryside and unnecessary work for your council.

It’s easy to do and could save you a £400 fine, because if your waste is found dumped it’s you who’ll be fined, not the rogue trader. Just visit the Environment Agency’s website to find out if your trader is registered. And remember to get a receipt for the disposal of your waste.

Fly-tipping is anti-social and punishment can result in a fine of up to £50,000 or 12 months in prison. In Surrey 100% of fly-tippers who go to court are convicted, so help us to stamp out this unacceptable behaviour by running a quick check online before you employ anyone.

Surrey Environment Partnership (SEP) chairman, Councillor Neil Dallen, said: “At this time, Surrey’s countryside is particularly precious and doesn’t deserve to be damaged by fly-tipped waste. As residents, all we need to do is quickly check online before someone takes our waste away so please, let’s get together and do our bit to get rid of this unseemly practice.”

You can find out all you need to know about fly-tipping in Surrey, including how to report it where you live, on the Surrey Environment Partnership website.