On 1 September 2020, the Environment Agency warned individuals and businesses to beware of rubbish dumpers who advertise on Facebook. Many of these “man and van” dumpers either burn or fly-tip the rubbish rather than disposing of it legally.
This has become a particular problem in South West England.
A rubbish collector needs a waste carrier’s licence.
Anyone who uses an unlicensed collector commits a criminal offence and is liable to pay a fine of £400.
Unlicensed disposers should be reported to the Agency by calling 0800 807060.
Licences and waster carriers can be checked online at https://environment.data.gov.uk/public-register/view/search-waste-carriers-brokers. [20.09/2]