Councils reveal most common excuses used by fly-tippers
The local authorities which form part of the Joint Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire have released a list of the top 10 justifications used by caught out fly-tippers who desperately want to avoid a fine and prosecution.
Buckinghamshire County Council, South Buckinghamshire District Council, Wycombe District Council, Chiltern District Council, and Aylesbury Vale District Council all form part of the joint waste partnership in the county of Buckinghamshire.
The councils are cracking down on fly-tippers who abuse the district and create health and safety hazards and eyesores. In an effort to dissuade those who think they can illegally dump rubbish and then get away with it by using a half-baked excuse, the councils have published a list of the top 10 excuses used by fly-tippers.
Mike Smith, Chairman of the Joint Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire, commented: “The excuses range from the banal to bonkers and the bottom line is – there is no excuse for fly-tipping.”
Here is the list of the top 10 most commonly used justifications used by busted fly-tippers in Buckinghamshire (as published by the Joint Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire):
Since the Buckinghamshire waste partnership began its Illegal Dumping Costs fly-tipping campaign in 2003, the local authorities have successfully prosecuted over 500 individuals and businesses for dumping waste illegally. The councils estimate that these prosecutions have recouped costs of up to £2million.
Warren Whyte, of Buckinghamshire County Council, said of the list: “While initially appearing humorous, this is actually no laughing matter because fly-tipping has blighted our beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside over many years.”
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