Buckinghamshire Council is clamping down on fly tippers in the area after seeing a spike in cases.
Instances of people dumping rubbish on road sides or in derelict, rundown areas have increased significantly over the past few months, most likely as a consequence of much tighter restrictions at recycling centres around Buckinghamshire, in turn resulting in long queues and significant wait times.
Bill Chapple OBE, Buckinghamshire Council’s cabinet member for environment and climate change, said: “Regardless of where illegal dumping takes place, our zero tolerance approach means we’ll take enforcement action against offenders whenever and wherever we can obtain evidence against them.
“Waste such as this can be taken to your local household recycling centre for a modest charge – surely preferable to court fines, costs, and a criminal record.”
Fly-tipping is a criminal offence punishable by a fine of up to £50,000 or 12 months’ imprisonment if convicted in a Magistrates’ Court.
The council requests that people report any instances of fly-tipping via buckscc.gov.uk/services/waste-and-recycling/fly-tipping/