Staffordshire County Council has reported an increase in fly tipping on rural roads and lanes during the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. This has included sheets of asbestos, which is dangerous to passersby and expensive to remove. The cost is borne by the taxpayer.
They are appealing to everyone not to use tradespeople to carry out work for them unless they have a waste carrier licence. If the builder is evasive about this, Ben Percival from Staffordshire Council says, ‘Please don’t use them.’
We have warned before about the risks and nuisance caused by fly tipping. This is a nationwide problem, not just one affecting Staffordshire. If the price you are being quoted for a job sounds too good to be true, think again. You should be suspicious.
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