Fly-tipping move welcomed

The CLA says fly-tipping endangers farm animals and wildlife and costs rural businesses �150- million a year PNL-150503-151722001
The CLA says fly-tipping endangers farm animals and wildlife and costs rural businesses �150- million a year PNL-150503-151722001
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Rural businesses and landowners have welcomed a group of MPs’ call for on-the-spot fines for fly tipping.

The Communities and Local Government Select Committee wants those caught fly-tipping household items to get fixed penalty fines.

The CLA east regional director Ben Underwood said: “When you add the recommendations made by the Select Committee to the Government’s waste crime proposals and harsher sentencing guidelines implemented in July last year, we are definitely moving towards a position of zero tolerance on fly-tipping.”

Earlier this year CLA East backed calls for organised illegal waste operators’ vehicles to be seized and crushed. It estimates clearing up after fly tippers costs rural businesses £150 million a year.