Crimewave are happy to hear about the Government’s plan to crackdown on fly tipping.
A press release published in April has detailed how new grants for councils will fund a range of projects for Local Authorities to trial in order to put a stop to fly tipping.

Fly tipping costs the Government up to £392 million a year, and poses a risk to the environment and public health. Environment Minister Jo Churchill MP has said “I want to make sure that recycling and the correct disposal of rubbish is free, accessible and easy for households. No one should be tempted to fly tip or turn to waste criminals and rogue operators”.

A third of Local Authorities charge households for certain types of DIY waste, however changes outlined in a technical consultation will change this rule and save households up to £10 per item.
A call for evidence on the use of booking systems at recycling centres has been launched, amid concerns that the booking systems launched during the pandemic could be making it harder for people to dispose of their waste correctly and therefore increase fly tipping.
New council grants, totalling £450,000, will help to fund a range of projects, such as:

  • CCTV in fly tipping hotspots
  • Delivering education to communities
  • ‘No bags on the streets’ policy

A reform of the licensing system for waste carriers, brokers and dealers will increase the competence and background checks needed to operate as a waste carrier, broker or dealer, and make it easier for regulators to enforce against non-compliant operators whilst making it harder for un-registered operators to find work in the sector.
Crimewave’s fully managed evidence gathering service can support councils and local authorities by deploying managed camera systems, and on their behalf, investigate and provide evidence to the authorities to solve these issues. For more information, please get in contact.