Fly tipping

Fly-tipping information provided by Sevenoaks District Council 20 July 2016

Despite challenging financial times Sevenoaks District Council have recently appointed an Environmental Enforcement officer to investigate fly-tipping offences across the District.  Many householders are not aware they have a duty of care to check that the contractor they employ to dispose of their rubbish is licensed to carry such waste and that it will be taken to a licenced disposal facility.    Since May 2016, enforcement officers may issue a fixed penalty notice fine in the sum of £400 as an alternative to court prosecution to those proven to have fly-tipped waste.

If you see fly-tipping the following details are invaluable but you should never put yourself at risk in gathering this information.

The name and address of the person tipping the waste if known
A full description of the incident including the precise location and any vehicle registration numbers, identifying names, markings or phone numbers
A full description of the waste and whether you actually witnessed it being deposited
The time and date of the fly-tipping

The  Environmental Enforcement officer will be working closely with Town and Parish representatives, neighbouring Council enforcement officers, Kent County Council and Environment Agency colleagues to gather evidence and share intelligence.  If you wish to report fly-tipping on the Highway for clearance please call Sevenoaks District Council on 01732 227000.  If you have witnessed or have information relating to a fly-tipping offence please call Sevenoaks District Council on 01732 227000.

Regards

Ian Finch

Head of Direct Services

Sevenoaks District Council