Fly-tippers dump waste in Epping Forest

Fly-tippers target beauty spot

Rubbish pile in Epping Forest

Rubbish pile in Epping Forest

First published in News East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Epping Forest

Fly-tippers have again used Epping Forest as a dumping ground.

A sofa, mattress, paint, wood and other building materials were discovered yesterday in a car park in Woodridden Hill, near High Beech.

Forest Keepers are now assessing the contents of the waste to see if there are any clues as to who is responsible.

The City of London Corporation is offering a reward of £500 to anyone who gives evidence that leads to a successful prosecution.

The corporation records around 730 fly-tip incidents every year, recent examples of which have included asbestos, cannabis plants a dead donkey and a toy panther.

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10:02am Fri 31 Jan 14

myopinioncounts says...

Fly tipping is of course totally unacceptable but what are the charges for trade waste? If they are so high that firms or individuals are tempted to dump should the charges be reassessed? The cost of clearing up fly tipping must be huge.
If you ask a friend with a van to take even genuine household DIY waste to the tip it will be refused as 'trade'. Not everything will fit in a car and recycling centres should be more flexible as to what they will accept.
The London Borough of Waltham Forest must be commended for the free collection service they offer to householders but still we see mattresses and furniture dumped on our streets. Landlords should be responsible for informing new tenants about the service as I suspect that it is from these types of premises that much of our fly tipping originates.
Fly tipping is of course totally unacceptable but what are the charges for trade waste? If they are so high that firms or individuals are tempted to dump should the charges be reassessed? The cost of clearing up fly tipping must be huge. If you ask a friend with a van to take even genuine household DIY waste to the tip it will be refused as 'trade'. Not everything will fit in a car and recycling centres should be more flexible as to what they will accept. The London Borough of Waltham Forest must be commended for the free collection service they offer to householders but still we see mattresses and furniture dumped on our streets. Landlords should be responsible for informing new tenants about the service as I suspect that it is from these types of premises that much of our fly tipping originates. myopinioncounts
  • Score: 7

11:11am Fri 31 Jan 14

Villagecranberry says...

It is an ordeal to dispose of anything down the tip, private or commercial and whilst the red tape continues to be rolled out the situation will get worse.

As for the dead donkey that was dropped it points in one direction.
It is an ordeal to dispose of anything down the tip, private or commercial and whilst the red tape continues to be rolled out the situation will get worse. As for the dead donkey that was dropped it points in one direction. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 0

1:45pm Fri 31 Jan 14

fjl says...

Scumbags! I do hope they are able to trace them and prosecute them.
Scumbags! I do hope they are able to trace them and prosecute them. fjl
  • Score: 5

5:44pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Villagecranberry says...

fjl wrote:
Scumbags! I do hope they are able to trace them and prosecute them.
Impossible.

Only way is to properly enforce the legislation already in place.

Any vehicle owner carrying waste must be licensed. At present people are rarely stopped. I do not want to turn this into an immigration issue but the facts are that it is related.

East Europeans are coming over and buying a cheap old van collecting scrap from households and premises. Often they are permitted to have the scrap metal if they take the general rubbish with it. Of course the scrap is worth a few pounds but the rubbish cost £100 a ton to properly dispose of and we know what option they take.
[quote][p][bold]fjl[/bold] wrote: Scumbags! I do hope they are able to trace them and prosecute them.[/p][/quote]Impossible. Only way is to properly enforce the legislation already in place. Any vehicle owner carrying waste must be licensed. At present people are rarely stopped. I do not want to turn this into an immigration issue but the facts are that it is related. East Europeans are coming over and buying a cheap old van collecting scrap from households and premises. Often they are permitted to have the scrap metal if they take the general rubbish with it. Of course the scrap is worth a few pounds but the rubbish cost £100 a ton to properly dispose of and we know what option they take. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 3

3:09pm Sun 2 Feb 14

Kingfisher19 says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
fjl wrote:
Scumbags! I do hope they are able to trace them and prosecute them.
Impossible.

Only way is to properly enforce the legislation already in place.

Any vehicle owner carrying waste must be licensed. At present people are rarely stopped. I do not want to turn this into an immigration issue but the facts are that it is related.

East Europeans are coming over and buying a cheap old van collecting scrap from households and premises. Often they are permitted to have the scrap metal if they take the general rubbish with it. Of course the scrap is worth a few pounds but the rubbish cost £100 a ton to properly dispose of and we know what option they take.
So its up to everyone 9including householders not to give it to any "white van" men without checking that they have a waste carriers licence. You can be prosecuted if you don't check and receive the correct paperwork.
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fjl[/bold] wrote: Scumbags! I do hope they are able to trace them and prosecute them.[/p][/quote]Impossible. Only way is to properly enforce the legislation already in place. Any vehicle owner carrying waste must be licensed. At present people are rarely stopped. I do not want to turn this into an immigration issue but the facts are that it is related. East Europeans are coming over and buying a cheap old van collecting scrap from households and premises. Often they are permitted to have the scrap metal if they take the general rubbish with it. Of course the scrap is worth a few pounds but the rubbish cost £100 a ton to properly dispose of and we know what option they take.[/p][/quote]So its up to everyone 9including householders not to give it to any "white van" men without checking that they have a waste carriers licence. You can be prosecuted if you don't check and receive the correct paperwork. Kingfisher19
  • Score: 0

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