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Tackling Fly-tipping - Keep Britain Tidy

Tackling Fly-tipping - Keep Britain Tidy

Birmingham

Birmingham Fly-tipping Partnership – Network Rail / Birmingham City Council / ENCAMS / British Transport Police / Environment Agency Fly-tipping was having a negative impact on residents’ perceptions and the environment, while also representing a considerable health and safety issue on trackside and railway land. The commitment from all of the parties involved meant that the problem could be addressed from a number of different angles: • Education – A publicity campaign to raise awareness of Duty of Care for businesses and local waste services for householders as well as to encourage reporting of the problem; the production and distribution of an information leaflet and by actively talking to businesses and local residents; • Clearance – Establishment of a call-off contract with contractors to quickly clear fly-tipping from Network Rail land. • Enforcement – Gathering of evidence and deterrence through the use of CCTV and surveillance, taking photographs etc and active enforcement; P20 TIPS FOR PREVENTING FLY-TIPPING

Fly-tipping – Details to record Before you take action, make sure it’s safe to do so. Be extremely careful. Some wastes can be hazardous. Do not open black bags or drums. Piles of soil may be contaminated or may be hiding dangerous material. Remember fly-tippers are doing something illegal – they are unlikely to welcome people observing them or taking notes or photographs. What to record 1. Today’s date 2. Did you just discover the waste or actually see it being fly-tipped? 3. Day, date and time that you discovered the waste or saw it being fly-tipped. 4. Location (proximity to water, watercourses etc) e.g. place, landmark, street, town, grid reference. 5. A description of the waste e.g. bag, drum, fridge, tyres, building waste. Is there any evidence of pollution etc resulting from the waste? Is it loose and does it need containing? 6. The quantity or volume of waste e.g. number of bags, a van load, multiple loads. If you saw the waste being fly-tipped 7. Who was with you? FLY-TIPPING – DETAILS TO RECORD P21

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