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Fly-Tipping: Duty of Care
If you are planning work to your property, you are legally responsible for what happens to any waste that is removed from your property as a result of that work. Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) will investigate all fly-tips reported to them and if evidence is found at the site of a fly-tip that leads back to the waste removed from your property, you will be fined and risk being prosecuted.
Your Waste, Your Responsibility
Every householder, business and landowner, occupier or manager has a 'duty of care' to take all reasonable measures to ensure waste is removed from their property and disposed of in a responsible and legal manner.
This includes the waste removed by any contractors or trades person working on a range of tasks such as installing a new kitchen, upgrading a workspace or having work done in your garden.
If the contractor or trades person has agreed to remove the waste created from undertaking work at your property, you have a duty of care to ensure that person or company is a registered waste carrier. To check, visit the website or call 03708 506 506.
Should you not have an agreement with or not want the contractor or trades person to remove the waste from your property, there are a number of other options available:
If you agree that the contractor or trades person will remove the waste from your property, remember to check they are registered to do so by visiting the registered waste carrier website.
If you suspect that a contractor or trades person is not disposing your waste in a responsible and legal manner, please call the Environment Agency hotline on 0800 80 70 60 or report it online by visiting the Crimestoppers website.
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