Council taking 'zero tolerance' approach to fly-tipping as reports in Dacorum increase

Dacorum Borough Council is encouraging residents to report fly-tipping

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 10:46 am
Updated Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 10:50 am

Dacorum Borough Council is taking a 'zero tolerance approach to fly-tipping as reports in the borough increase by 13 per cent compared to last year.

A reader sent in photos of piles of dumped rubbish at a field entrance off the A5183, just before Luton Lane turning, after reporting it to Dacorum Borough Council.

The council is encouraging people to report fly-tipping on its website.

Piles of dumped rubbish at a field entrance off the A5183

A spokesman for Dacorum Borough Council said: "In Dacorum, fly tipping has increased by 13 per cent and enforcement by 20 per cent on the same period last year.

"We continue to take a zero tolerance approach to environmental crime and in particular fly-tipping.

"Our Environmental Enforcement Officers work hard to assess and visit every reported incident of fly-tipping in the borough to evidence the fly-tipping and investigate, where possible, who was responsible for dumping it and/or where it has come from.

"Following the conclusion of any investigation, the Enforcement Team will issue Fixed Penalty Notices where possible, or collect evidence for a larger prosecution if necessary.

"If fly-tipping becomes a regular occurrence at a particular location then officers will assess whether to make it a fly-tipping hot spot and will then consider further targeted enforcement interventions such as extra patrols, signage and/or surveillance."