Fly-tipping in Sefton cost nearly £100k last year (Formby) February 3rd, 2016 jmr jmr Latest News Shares Comments Fly-tipping in Formby is unsightly with disregard for the community. This pile of rubbish has been dumped at Lifeboat Road on the entrance to the car park. Fly-tipping is the illegal deposit of waste on land. UK waste comes under controls that impose a duty to ensure that waste is disposed of properly. Only holders of a Waste Management Licence can recover, transport, deposit or dispose of waste. Waste can be deposited only at officially authorised sites. Anyone fly-tipping waste is committing a serious offence. Fly-tipping looks unsightly and this can harm investment in an area. Cleaning up fly-tipping costs taxpayers money. In 2014/15 the fly-tipping in Sefton cost £97,119 to sort out with 2,945 incidents across the borough. Uncontrolled waste disposal can be hazardous to the public, especially when the waste consists of drums of toxic material, asbestos sheeting, syringes or used drugs. There could be a high risk of damage to watercourses and underlying soil quality from the dumped waste. Credit: Formby bubble Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!