By: Fergus Healey2 min read
Fly-tipping continues to be a serious problem. SafeGroup provides a fly-tipping clearance service you can rely on, with fast and safe response to all types of fly-tipping anywhere in the UK.
Our emergency waste removal teams are ready to respond around the clock to remove fly-tip waste from any environment, including business premises, roadsides, agricultural and forestry land.
Fly-tipping is an unsightly blight on the landscape, creates hazards and is environmentally damaging and remains a serious problem with more than one million fly tip events recorded in England alone in 2018-19.
SafeGroup will respond rapidly to remove fly-tip waste quickly and safely, taking it to an authorised site for proper treatment & disposal.
Fly-tipping sites should only be cleared be waste specialists with the right skills, knowhow and equipment. Unsorted waste, often dumped at the roadside, is inherently hazardous especially given the durability of the SARS-COV-2 (coronavirus) virus on many materials, including metal, plastic, wood and textiles.
With SafeGroup, you can be sure all these hazards are properly dealt with. Out staff follow the waste removal guidelines set out in The Duty of Care Regulations under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
All hazards are considered and included in a risk assessment of every fly-tipping waste removal project we undertake.
Our emergency waste teams are trained in the most effective way to clear fly-tipping sites. This includes identifying risks, using the correct manual handling and lifting skills and transporting waste safely to the correct disposal location in accordance with the waste hierarchy
We ensure they have the correct protective clothing and equipment to deal with waste so dangerous it is potentially deadly. That includes specialist gloves, goggles, respiratory protection and full-body protective suits.
Some fly-tipping can be very extensive, with thousands of tonnes of waste dumped at one location, often a disused industrial or remote agricultural site, in just a few days.
Where this has happened, SafeGroup will work with our client and all relevant authorities, including local authority environmental health officers, police and transport authorities to clear the site quickly and safely without hindering any official investigations.
Where necessary, we will arrange for heavy plant to be brought to the site to remove large quantities of fly-tipping waste in a controlled and safe manner.
SafeGroup will also work with the client to secure the site, if possible, against any further fly-tipping activity. Our experience clearing hundreds of fly-tip sites a year gives us an excellent insight into the preventative measures that work.
We provide fly-tipping services for a wide range of clients, including commercial property owners, local authorities, government agencies, facilities management companies, private landowners, farmers and home owners.
Penalties for fly-tipping can be severe. Those found guilty can be fined up to £50,000 and jailed for up to 12 months if convicted in a magistrates’ court. However, proving who is responsible for this destructive behaviour is can be very difficult.
There are various materials that fall under the category of ‘fly-tipping’ waste. These include:
The risk of fly-tipping should be considered as part of business continuity planning. If you experience fly-tipping on your property or want to be able call in expert support if it happens, call SafeGroup today: 0800 668 1268
Safety is paramount. All hazards are considered and included in a risk assessment of every fly-tipping waste removal project SafeGroup undertakes
If it's an emergency service you require, please contact us on 0800 668 1268 so that we can react as quickly as possible. For planned services you can contact us via the phone, our live chat facility or by completing the online form.
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