Council targets waste carriers as part of fly tipping crackdown

Commercial vehicles were stopped yesterday as part of a crackdown on fly tipping and environmental crime in Hart.

Hart District Council, in partnership with Hampshire County Council, the Police, the Environment Agency and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, questioned around 20 drivers along the A30 near to and in Hartley Wintney.

They checked that drivers had waste carrier licences and/or scrap licences and were complying with environmental legislation.

One vehicle was not registered to carry waste and seven drivers were given traffic offences advice.

Councillor Alan Oliver, Cabinet member for Environment, said: “Multi-agency operations like this are a great opportunity to remind carriers about their responsibilities and take action against those who flout the rules.

“Dumped illegal waste blights our countryside and the removal and proper disposal of such waste is often at the taxpayers’ expense. Residents can play their part in stopping environmental crime by ensuring they use a registered waste carrier when asking a third party to remove their waste.”

Residents have a duty of care to ensure their waste is disposed of correctly by the people they give it to and can be fined up to £5,000 for failure to do so. 

You can easily verify if someone is a registered waste carrier by checking their name or licence number details at www.hants.gov.uk/wasteandrecycling/flytipping

If you see fly tipping taking place, please report this to the Council by calling 01252 622122, giving details of the incident including the location, vehicle registration and description of the person(s). If you come across dumped waste, please report it online at https://hart.fixmystreet.com.
 

27 August 2021