Let's S.C.R.A.P fly tipping for good says Bucks Waste Partnership
Let's take action now and scrap the scourge of fly tipping for good!
That's the clear message from the Bucks Waste Partnership as it launches its brand new S.C.R.A.P campaign to rid the County of dumpers who think nothing of ruining Buckinghamshire's beautiful countryside.
The message behind the campaign is that if it's your rubbish, it's your responsibility to dispose of it properly and legally. Otherwise dumpers face the possibility of a £400 fixed penalty notice or, if court action is taken, typically fines of several thousands of pounds or even a custodial sentence.
The S.C.R.A.P campaign also features useful advice for both householders and businesses to thoroughly check anyone who they use to dispose of waste on their behalf. Failure to do so means people are not complying with Duty of Care requirements and they may get a nasty surprise if their waste is found fly tipped.
The campaign title stands for Suspect, Check, Refuse, Ask and Paperwork - a helpful five-point checklist to help people stay on the right side of the law.
The S.C.R.A.P campaign also reminds people that they can also play their part by reporting suspicious activity or fly tipping in progress. All they need to do is go online to www.fixmystreet.buckscc.gov.uk and select fly-tipping from the drop down menu.
For further details about all aspects of the S.C.R.A.P campaign, please visit: www.recycle4bucks.co.uk/flytip