Two years ago when the councils introduced on the spot fines we wrote a blog about how it is everyone’s duty that handles general rubbish, including householders, to dispose of it responsibly to avoid fly tipping.
At the time we were also alerted to the councils intention to introduce a fortnightly bin collection to replace the weekly one that was already in force. We knew this would cause problems as homeowners cannot reduce the amount of residents living there or the amount of waste they accumulate due to the excessive packaging that still occurs from a weekly shop. As a result, we have seen a large increase in the amount of black bin bags needing to be removed from domestic and commercial properties before a rat infestation becomes an issue (these are the members of the community who are being responsible with their waste).
This, however, cannot be said about all members of society, as fly tipping has now become a major problem with the highest cases being in the London boroughs, Manchester and Liverpool.
Only last week there was an article in the MEN with the heading:
New pressure on bin collections over shock fly tipping figures.
Teresa May is facing new pressure to order town halls to empty household bins weekly after government figures revealed fly-tipping incidents topped a million last year.
This article is telling us that what we anticipated happening two years ago has indeed happened. Please do continue to read the article, as it is very alarming. With the money it is costing it will no doubt be us, the public, who will end up paying for it!!! “Read the article”
Going back to a weekly bin collection is just what we need; however, it will take time to reinforce. So until then make sure that any rubbish you are having removed, whether it is a full house clearance, office clearance, or just a small rubbish removal is carried out by someone who holds a waste carriers license.
We at The Rubbish Removers have our license visibly on show as we carry out our business legally and ethically. We may not always be the cheapest option (due to the tipping charges that increase annually), but as we say “You get what you pay for”. This way you can rest assured that all your rubbish will be disposed of properly at a waste transfer station where 80% of all waste is recycled. If we didn’t work this way we would lose our license and after spending 20 years building a successful business we have no intentions of losing it.