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'Most people' campaign

Our 'Most People' campaign is continuing to raise awareness about the duty of care that applies to residents when it comes to disposing of waste.

The initiative was recently launched by East Lindsey District Council, Boston Borough Council and South Holland District Council with the authorities joining forces in the fight against fly-tipping.

The campaign's main message is to highlight the dangers of choosing someone other than a licensed waste carrier or a local council to dispose of unwanted items, with residents running the risk of prosecution and heavy fines as a consequence.

According to Keep Britain Tidy, 47 per cent of people don't know they are responsible by law if a third party they have asked or paid to dispose of their waste, subsequently fly-tips it. 

The following recent cases in South Holland have resulted in heavy financial penalties, after fly-tips were traced back to residents by the council's Environmental Enforcement Officer:

Jon Challen, Service Manager for Public Protection at East Lindsey District Council, and Chair of the East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership said: "The Community Safety Partnership fully supports the work being done by District Councils to help educate residents about safe and approved ways of disposing of their waste. 

"The partnership wants to ensure that residents avoid making the mistake of using a rogue trader by checking that they have a waste carrier permit."

As part of the Most People campaign, we would like to remind residents that if they use someone other than their local Council to take away unwanted items, through an advert, social media or those who approach residents directly, it is advised they check they are a registered waste carrier by asking to see their Waste Carriers Licence, if they are not registered, they could be a rogue trader.

When disposing of unwanted waste, follow these steps -

For more information about disposing of waste visit Waste and recycling