Do you have unwanted items in your home or business? Please consider how you get rid of it. Can it go with your usual waste collection? Can you take it to your local recycling centre? if not, you could hire a skip or book us in for a bulk waste collection. Did you know that by leaving it irresponsibly it could be classified as fly-tipping, which can carry hefty penalties.
Fly-tipping is the process of illegally dumping rubbish. Anyone who does so is breaking the law. So, if you put rubbish next to a public bin, on a public street or on public land this is fly tipping. Dumping or tipping waste on a site that has no licence to accept waste is also considered as fly-tipping. Legal ways of getting rid of waste includes collections from resident’s / private land, i.e. from your local authority and taking your waste to recycle centre.
Penalties for fly-tipping in Newham and across London
Seeing a mattress, electrical goods or other rubbish in the street, not only makes the area look ugly but is unfair for local residents that have to put up with seeing it, until it is eventually cleared up. Here is what one resident said after we offered our fly-tipping service in Newham:
“I would like to take this time to convey you the outstanding clean-up work your team did at Newham Leisure Centre today. They are a credit to your workforce. Your staff member was very informative, honest and true what a credit to your company. Thank you.” Mr S Mordue
Dumping any waste is a criminal offence and you can be issued with a £400 fixed penalty notice on the spot, if you are caught in action. Depending upon the severity of the problem, your case may go further and end up in Magistrate Court. Here you could receive a fine of up to £50,000 - or 12-months imprisonment if convicted. If the offence is really serious, it could result in an unlimited fine and up to 5 years imprisonment if convicted in a Crown Court.
How can I legally get rid of my unwanted items in Newham?
There are organisations and charities in and around Newham that may be able to collect usable items for free.
You can use the Jenkins Lane Re-use and Recycling Centre for free if you are a resident of Newham. On the site there is a special container for re-usable items. If you feel that some of your waste could be used by someone else - speak to a member of staff at Jenkins Lane for more information.
Make sure your rubbish is not fly-tipped
Should you decide to hire a clearance company to get rid of your rubbish, we recommend that you check they are a registered waste carrier, like Public Realm Services. If you choose a company that illegally dumps your rubbish, you could be held responsible and prosecuted.
Bulk Waste Collection Service for Newham and surrounding areas
If you have bulk waste and cannot dispose of it yourself call PRS today and speak to our experience team that regularly deals with bulk waste collection. We also have a fly-tipping service in Newham and surrounding areas. Hire us to come and collect your waste and dispose of it in the proper manner. Please call our friendly team on 020 3373 0330 to book in your collection.