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Date published: 13th February 2019

People are being asked to show the North Norfolk countryside some love this Valentine’s Day by helping fight the blight of fly-tipping.

The award-winning SCRAP fly-tipping campaign comes to Fakenham on Thursday, offering help and advice on the legal disposal of waste.

In force in counties across England, SCRAP reminds people to check their waste is being taken away for disposal by a licensed carrier, by checking for a Waste Carriers Licence or looking the company up on the Environment Agency website.

Working together with Norfolk police, the Environment Agency, the NFU and the CLA, the campaign is being delivered locally by the Norfolk Waste Partnership, which is made up of the eight councils in the county.

Officers from North Norfolk District Council will be at Fakenham Market on Thursday between 8am and 2pm with a mock fly-tip, offering advice on everything from checking for a Waste Carrier’s Licence to reporting fly-tipping.

Cllr Sarah Butikofer, Leader of North Norfolk District Council, said: “Fly-tipping is a blight on our beautiful district. It is a selfish thing to do and we are determined to crack down on this antisocial behavior.

“But it is also important that people understand what constitutes fly-tipping, which is why it’s crucial that residents know their responsibilities when it comes to using a third party to dispose of their waste.”

People can avoid unlimited fines by following the SCRAP code:

S uspect ALL waste carriers
C heck with the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 that the provider taking your waste away is licensed
R efuse unexpected offers to have waste taken away
A sk what will happen to your waste
P aperwork should be obtained – get a full receipt

 


Last updated: 13th February 2019