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New fly-tipping guide offers support

A new guide aims to provide support to victims and potential victims of fly-tipping, while giving tips on preventing and dealing with the issue.

The National Fly-Tipping Prevention Group (NFTPG) has produced the document with the intention of offering landowners and land managers advice on what to do if they encounter the problem.

Also included in the Tackling Fly-Tipping guide are details of what can be done to help the relevant authorities catch and prosecute the culprits and how preventative measures such as gates and barriers can be installed.

NFTPG chair and Environment Agency waste policy manager Alan DArcy said: Over one million fly-tipping incidents were recorded in 2005/06 across England and Wales, costing an estimated £100 million in total to clean up. It is seen as a major problem by over three-quarters of landowners and affects many farmers at some time in their life.

This highlights the scale of the problem, which can have great financial impacts on landowners when they are victims of this illegal waste dumping. However, there are steps landowners can take to prevent and deal with fly-tipping on their land.

The launch of the website www.nftpg.org will also provide information on the groups membership and activities to a wider audience while acting as a way of sharing best practice and providing useful links to key information resources.

Bringing together organisations with the common aim of solving the fly-tipping problem, the membership of NFTPG includes regulatory bodies, Government departments and organisations with a wide membership of landowners and land managers.

 

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