Sadly, instances of fly tipping appear to be on the increase. You may have seen a quantity of astroturf on Woodford Road, a bathroom suite deposited on Cranford Road and asbestos sheets, also on Cranford Road. These items have been reported and will be dealt with.
East Northamptonshire Council is responsible for the removal of fly-tipped waste located on adopted highways. Fly-tipping is a serious criminal offence and upon conviction carries a potentially unlimited fine or up to five years imprisonment. It also costs the tax payer thousands of pounds every year, as the council is often required to remove and dispose of the waste appropriately.
Please report any items you see abandoned on verges or in field gateways to East Northants District Council online at www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/flytipping or by calling 01832 742026. ENDC will attempt to visit the site and assess the situation within 48 hours.
A single plastic bag containing just a few items is regarded as fly tipping, not littering. If you know of such cases, don’t disturb the bags, report them – they may contain evidence leading to identification of the culprit.
What to do if you see someone fly-tipping
If you see someone fly-tipping, we recommend that you do not approach them in order to avoid a conflict situation. You can still help by taking the following details:
- Time and date of the incident
- Location of the incident
- Description of the person/s involved in fly tipping (e.g. sex, height, age, build, etc)
- Description of the vehicle used (registration number, make and model, colour)
- Description of the waste being fly tipped (quantity and type of waste), e.g. approximately 20 bags of waste; 4 metres³ of garden waste, etc.