Dorset fly-tippers cost taxpayers more than £100k with 1,169 recorded incidents

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset fly-tippers cost taxpayers more than £100k with 903 recorded incidents Dorset fly-tippers cost taxpayers more than £100k with 903 recorded incidents

FLY-TIPPING has cost the Dorset Waste Partnership more than £100,000 after tackling 1,669 separate incidents between 2012 and 2013.

Illegally dumping waste can be very harmful to animals and humans as well as leading to the pollution of land and water courses.

Taxpayers in the four DWP partner authorities Christchurch, East Dorset, North Dorset and Purbeck had to foot the £101,145 bill.

Since April this year, the number of incidents has totalled 903, including Weymouth’s and Portland’s figures at a cost of £55,412.

A spokesperson from the Dorset Waste Partnership said: “The data does show that there is a decrease in fly-tipping so far this year compared to last year, even with the addition of West Dorset District Council and Weymouth and Portland. “The cost is based on the figures that the Environment Agency established for the type and amount of waste collected.”

Pig Shoot Lane near Hurn has been identified as a “problem spot” by the Chairman of Hurn Parish Council Margaret Phipps.

The Christchurch councillor has also slammed the “crazy” and “irresponsible” actions of those who left a sofa and a freezer on the side of the Avon Causeway just days after the ‘bring-banks’ recycling centre was closed nearby in Hurn. Mike Bell, Dorset Waste Partnership head of operations, said: “Fly-tipping is a crime and we would ask anyone who sees it to report it to their local council so that it can be cleared and investigated.

“Obviously, we should not have to use taxpayers' money to remove this rubbish. Items of household waste should be taken to a local recycling centre, or you can request a bulky waste collection from your council.”

People in the Dorset Waste Partnership area, not including Bournemouth and Poole can report fly-tipping online at www.dorsetforyou.com/flytipping or by calling 01305 221040.

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4:32pm Mon 16 Dec 13

rayc says...

Do you really think that the people who are tipping this rubbish are local and could / would use the local tip or the bulk collection service?
Do you really think that the people who are tipping this rubbish are local and could / would use the local tip or the bulk collection service? rayc

4:46pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Bournefre says...

Considering this 1,169 recorded incidents could include people spitting out chewing gum, dropping cigarette ends or even pastry falling off sausage rolls, the figure is pretty meaningless.
Either way it seems these 'litter wardens' would be better deployed down Pig Shoot Lane than on High Streets fining shoppers for inadvertently dropping things.


I have never been fined by a litter warden, but have read about it happening.
Considering this 1,169 recorded incidents could include people spitting out chewing gum, dropping cigarette ends or even pastry falling off sausage rolls, the figure is pretty meaningless. Either way it seems these 'litter wardens' would be better deployed down Pig Shoot Lane than on High Streets fining shoppers for inadvertently dropping things. I have never been fined by a litter warden, but have read about it happening. Bournefre

4:52pm Mon 16 Dec 13

BIGTONE says...

Well if you are too tight to invest in reasonably priced covert cameras,you will never catch them and keep paying out for the clean up bill.
Well if you are too tight to invest in reasonably priced covert cameras,you will never catch them and keep paying out for the clean up bill. BIGTONE

4:59pm Mon 16 Dec 13

paul.p says...

It'd be easier if you were allowed to go to any dump in Dorset if you live in Dorset that is.

Still hate the Poole dump, act like the stazi, 'your papers please, what are you dumping...yeah , if you can still see through the bloomin' car not a lot eh hence my above comment...

Why is everything so difficult to do these days?
It'd be easier if you were allowed to go to any dump in Dorset if you live in Dorset that is. Still hate the Poole dump, act like the stazi, 'your papers please, what are you dumping...yeah , if you can still see through the bloomin' car not a lot eh hence my above comment... Why is everything so difficult to do these days? paul.p

5:07pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Matthew_Y says...

Maybe if the council emptied domestic bins a bit more frequently, or didn't impose charges for putting garden waste in black bins, there would be less fly tipping.
Maybe if the council emptied domestic bins a bit more frequently, or didn't impose charges for putting garden waste in black bins, there would be less fly tipping. Matthew_Y

5:22pm Mon 16 Dec 13

loftusrod says...

Couldn't agree more with the last two comments; just found out Poole council are not doing the mobile garden waste recycling this winter so brace yourselves for more fly tipping....
Couldn't agree more with the last two comments; just found out Poole council are not doing the mobile garden waste recycling this winter so brace yourselves for more fly tipping.... loftusrod

5:57pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Hessenford says...

I would like to know how they arrive at £100,000 for 1669 fly tipping incidents, does it really cost £60 per time for a van to pick up some litter, especially as the council already have the manpower and vehicles for this very purpose.
Perhaps if the council absorbed the cost of bulky waste in the first place they wouldn't be shelling out more money to clear fly tipping.
I would like to know how they arrive at £100,000 for 1669 fly tipping incidents, does it really cost £60 per time for a van to pick up some litter, especially as the council already have the manpower and vehicles for this very purpose. Perhaps if the council absorbed the cost of bulky waste in the first place they wouldn't be shelling out more money to clear fly tipping. Hessenford

6:29pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Bob49 says...

Simple

Stick a rocket up the backside of the council. As if you ever are daft enough to report and incident you will be met with almost complete disinterest and if you follow it up you will be passed to the dept of wringing hands and evasive words.

Secondly crank up the fines massively for those who do get caught. No off this bleating about 'how do I get rid of things, ' - the same way as they got into your house.

Unfortunately I doubt this is anymore than another box ticking exercise, just as the absurd nonsense about two copper going out for two nights to catch cyclists with no lights* was. Nothing more will be done and the problem will continue.



* still the same amount of halfwitted cyclist out on the roads with no lights
Simple Stick a rocket up the backside of the council. As if you ever are daft enough to report and incident you will be met with almost complete disinterest and if you follow it up you will be passed to the dept of wringing hands and evasive words. Secondly crank up the fines massively for those who do get caught. No off this bleating about 'how do I get rid of things, ' - the same way as they got into your house. Unfortunately I doubt this is anymore than another box ticking exercise, just as the absurd nonsense about two copper going out for two nights to catch cyclists with no lights* was. Nothing more will be done and the problem will continue. * still the same amount of halfwitted cyclist out on the roads with no lights Bob49

11:04pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Baysider says...

Ah yes, it's always the councils fault as usual. Nothing to do with the low lifes actually dumping the stuff or those members of the public only too happy to slip a man with a van £50 cash in hand, no questions asked, to clear their garden.
Ah yes, it's always the councils fault as usual. Nothing to do with the low lifes actually dumping the stuff or those members of the public only too happy to slip a man with a van £50 cash in hand, no questions asked, to clear their garden. Baysider

10:03am Tue 17 Dec 13

Lord Spring says...

Baysider wrote:
Ah yes, it's always the councils fault as usual. Nothing to do with the low lifes actually dumping the stuff or those members of the public only too happy to slip a man with a van £50 cash in hand, no questions asked, to clear their garden.
if that man with a van could drive into a recycling centre and dump legally there would be less for the LAs to collect from fly tipping as it ends up there in the end.
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: Ah yes, it's always the councils fault as usual. Nothing to do with the low lifes actually dumping the stuff or those members of the public only too happy to slip a man with a van £50 cash in hand, no questions asked, to clear their garden.[/p][/quote]if that man with a van could drive into a recycling centre and dump legally there would be less for the LAs to collect from fly tipping as it ends up there in the end. Lord Spring

10:25am Tue 17 Dec 13

Franks Tank says...

Bob49 wrote:
Simple

Stick a rocket up the backside of the council. As if you ever are daft enough to report and incident you will be met with almost complete disinterest and if you follow it up you will be passed to the dept of wringing hands and evasive words.

Secondly crank up the fines massively for those who do get caught. No off this bleating about 'how do I get rid of things, ' - the same way as they got into your house.

Unfortunately I doubt this is anymore than another box ticking exercise, just as the absurd nonsense about two copper going out for two nights to catch cyclists with no lights* was. Nothing more will be done and the problem will continue.



* still the same amount of halfwitted cyclist out on the roads with no lights
How on earth did you just manage to slip an anti cycling rant into a story about fly tipping.
Unbelievable.
You're not Hammer/Suzigirl's unfortunate husband by any chance are you?
[quote][p][bold]Bob49[/bold] wrote: Simple Stick a rocket up the backside of the council. As if you ever are daft enough to report and incident you will be met with almost complete disinterest and if you follow it up you will be passed to the dept of wringing hands and evasive words. Secondly crank up the fines massively for those who do get caught. No off this bleating about 'how do I get rid of things, ' - the same way as they got into your house. Unfortunately I doubt this is anymore than another box ticking exercise, just as the absurd nonsense about two copper going out for two nights to catch cyclists with no lights* was. Nothing more will be done and the problem will continue. * still the same amount of halfwitted cyclist out on the roads with no lights[/p][/quote]How on earth did you just manage to slip an anti cycling rant into a story about fly tipping. Unbelievable. You're not Hammer/Suzigirl's unfortunate husband by any chance are you? Franks Tank

10:53am Tue 17 Dec 13

The Liberal says...

Why do they do it when surely it would be just as easy to take it to the tip? (Unlike their pedantic Poole counterparts, the staff at our local tip never ask any questions.)
Why do they do it when surely it would be just as easy to take it to the tip? (Unlike their pedantic Poole counterparts, the staff at our local tip never ask any questions.) The Liberal

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