Fly-tipping in Formby is unsightly with disregard for the community.

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.


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