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Check your waste removal company

If you get someone to take away your rubbish for you, it is your responsibility to make sure they are not going to dump or fly-tip it. Because if they do, the law says you could end up with a fine.

Fly tipping can attract a fixed penalty fine up to £400 and this includes rubbish other people have dumped on your behalf.

If you hire someone to dispose of your rubbish you should:

Also. you should not pay cash. Ask for an invoice and pay by a secure payment method or cheque, so payments can be traced if the waste is fly-tipped.

It is also a good idea to get more than one quote and expect to pay a reasonable fee.

Why is this important?

Criminals have been known to go door to door offering rubbish removal services for cash-in-hand. That rubbish is then being fly-tipped and if any of it is traced back to you, it could mean a fine of up to £400.

By checking you can make sure that a deal that sounds too good to be true, end up being an expensive mistake!

Last Updated on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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