Fly-tipping . . .


Fly Tipping

Like many parts of the country, Telford and Wrekin has had an increase in fly tips over the past few months.

Fly tipping is a crime and offenders can be prosecuted under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and fined £400. Fly-tipping can be anything from a small bag of rubbish to an unwanted mattress or worn-out settee and includes any commercial or trade waste.

Wherever possible, Telford & Wrekin Council’s enforcement officers investigate fly tips before clearance so that action can be taken against the perpetrators.

Residents are reminded to make full use of kerbside collections to manage their recycling and waste and to use the Household Recycling Centres for anything else.

More information on what can and can’t be recycled in your kerbside collection here.

More information on recycling at borough Household Recycling Centres here.

Unfortunately the council’s Bulky Waste Collection service remains temporarily suspended, with crews working to maintain kerbside collections for residents.

If you need the services of a scrap dealer, use one licensed by the council. Licensed scrap dealers will have a red sign on their vehicle. More details here.

And if you see a fly-tip, report it here.