With the implications of COVID-19 and the ripple effect from the lockdown spreading across all industries of the economy. One thing we have particularly noticed is a huge increase in the cases of local fly-tipping across the region.
It’s no secret that our industry provides a place for local fly-tipping crooks and conmen to operate without a licence.
This is nothing new. However, a combination of more people being at home, generating more waste and local recycling facilities closing to the public for a number of weeks, has created a platform for these opportunists to cash in.
We see countless piles of waste dumped on country lanes, piles of fridges and mattresses dumped on wasteland and renovation waste tipped in laybys.
The clean up following this kind of tipping spree is profound and has huge financial implications at an already difficult time for the victims. Furthermore, it is your responsibillity to check where your waste ends up, and if you do not, you are liable to huge fines.
Our advice on this matter is to be VERY careful when choosing a rubbish removal or property clearance firm. If they do not openly display their waste carriers license on their website, this should raise alarm bells straight away.
Any reputable company carrying the required license will be very happy to show you a copy of their licence. If you are still unsure check the business out at:
Local Fly-Tipping Clearance, Greater Manchester.
Here is an example of a mountain of fly-tipped waste we cleared for a landowner in Manchester post lockdown. The site was hidden by trees and unfortunately had access to the rear of the field. This attracted fly-tipping on a commercial scale with 10+ van loads of waste tipped since the issue was reported.
In these circumstances it is always important we act fast to remove the waste as quickly as possible. We had 4 teams work hard to clear the site over a 2 day period. We then dispose of all waste at an industry-leading waste transfer station and upwards of 90% diverts from landfill. As it should have been in the first place!
Established for over 20 years, we have developed a passion for the ethical disposal of all types of waste. We are a family run business and we ensure a professional & reliable service from the first phone call to the sweep up at the end.
Give us a call today and let our family help yours!