Fly-tipping or the unauthorised dumping of waste is an environmental crime.
Every day in the Brentwood area there are on average 3 fly-tips. They are usually carried out in the quiet rural areas and can vary from 200+ tyres to a tipper-load of builders' rubble.
As well as being a blight on the environment it costs Brentwood ratepayers in excess of £50,000 per annum for collection and disposal. The Council is introducing fixed penalty notices in addition to our existing powers of prosecution to provide additional means of enforcement for less serious offences including litter and fly-tipping.
Fly-tippers, smile... you may be on camera!
Specialised cameras, which are capable of recording images at night to obtain evidence of illegal disposal of waste are now being used by Brentwood Borough Council to help to control areas which have been affected by fly-tipping.