Fly tipping in the south of Buckinghamshire
Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) is aware of an increase in the number of fly tipping incidents across Buckinghamshire in recent weeks, particularly in the south of the county. To date, there have been 27 incidents in the last week. It is the same material being disposed of in the middle of the road each time, indicating that these incidents could be being carried out by the same person/people. Buckinghamshire County Council Fly Tipping Enforcement Team is currently investigating the situation.
Buckinghamshire County Council works very closely with the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire to try and tackle cases of illegal fly tipping. The partnership launched their Illegal Dumping Costs campaign back in 2003, and since then has been working tirelessly to combat illegal dumping and waste management offences across the county. So far, this has resulted in almost 700 convictions – each of which has provided significant savings for the tax payer through reducing removal and disposal costs.
Deputy Cabinet Member for Transport, Councillor Paul Irwin said “It is very frustrating that we are having to spend money that should be spent on repairing potholes on clearing up illegal fly tipping instead. I would encourage anybody who has any information to get in touch with the Enforcement Team”
If you are a witness to illegal fly tipping, dumping or waste disposal, or think you might have some information that could help, you can report this at https://www.fixmystreet.buckscc.gov.uk/