Corby Borough Council’s launched a new campaign to reduce fly-tipping in the area.
There were almost 1,500 instances of the issue last year – while in the whole of Northamptonshire the problem costs more than 300 thousand pounds a year.
Residents and businesses are encouraged to follow the campaign’s S.C.R.A.P. code, which provides a check list to follow when arranging one-off collections of waste.
• Suspect all waste carriers; do not let them take your waste until they have proven themselves to be legitimate.
• Check their waste carrier’s registration details, then verify them by searching the Environment Agency or by calling 03708 506 506.
• Refuse unsolicited offers to have any rubbish taken away.
• Ask what exactly is going to happen to your rubbish and seek evidence that it is going to be disposed of appropriately.
• Paperwork should be obtained. Make sure you get a proper invoice, waste transfer note or a receipt for your waste removal – this should give a description of the waste and provide the waste carrier’s contact details.