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Friday, 18 October 2013

40 tonnes of waste left by flytippers treating ‘green spaces with contempt’



Flytippers who dumped more than 40 tonnes of rubbish on two sites in Sutton are being pursued by council enforcement officers.

Investigators have already found more than 20 clues which could lead to the detection and prosecution of offenders and they are still sifting one of the sites for further evidence.

The clean-up of 26 separate tips on Roundshaw Park, which measures more than 80 metres, has already started and council workers will start clearing a second site on Rose Hill once the search for clues which will point towards where the rubbish came from is complete.

The rubbish on Roundshaw Park, largely made up of builder’s waste but also containing bonded asbestos, was found against a fence and also hidden deep inside a wooded area, making it more difficult to clear.

A fingertip search turned up envelopes with addresses, a parking permit with a licence plate number and packaging for a kitchen with an address on it - all of which could prove to be vital clues in tracking down the dumpers.

It is still too early to precisely price the cost of the clean-up, but the cost of landfill alone is £80 a tonne and the cost of the labour to physically lift and move the waste and repair damage afterwards will mean the final bill runs into thousands of pounds.

In addition to the criminals who actually dumped the rubbish, enforcement officers will also be seeking out commercial waste producers and householders who hired them.

Builders and commercial waste producers have a full duty of care when transferring waste and a contractor failing in this duty can receive an unlimited fine.

They are required to keep detailed records of the transfer and to prevent their waste being unlawfully dumped.

Householders also have a duty of care which requires them to only transfer waste for disposal to a registered waste carrier.

Householders must make all reasonable efforts to ensure that the carrier is properly registered and could be fined up to £5,000 in a magistrates’ court or face an unlimited fine in crown court if they fail to do so.
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