Two government departments have issued guidance for local authorities on fly-tipping and the penalties they can charge.
The guidance from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Department for Communities and Local Government covers:
- Councils’ responsibilities: assessing the incident; fly-tipping on land; fly-tipping in water
- Investigations, penalties and prosecution: preliminary investigations; full investigation; penalties and notices; prosecutions
- Claiming costs
- Preventing fly-tipping.
The guidance can be found here.
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