Fly-tipping campaign in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are combining their efforts and launching a county-wide campaign called SCRAP to address the issue of fly–tipping.

Initially developed by the Hertfordshire Waste Partnership, the campaign will be run by RECAP the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Waste Partnership, to help fight the costly battle against fly-tipping in the county.

In the last year alone, more than 11,000 incidents of fly-tipping were recorded across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The campaign advises people to make sure that their waste is being taken away by a registered waste carrier, to a suitably licenced disposal site.

Mathew Shuter, Chair of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Highways and Infrastructure committee said: “Fly-tipping is illegal, it affects our environment and poses risks to humans, livestock and wildlife. It’s becoming a big problem, and it’s tarnishing our beautiful county. Through this campaign we are highlighting the simple steps everyone needs to take when it comes to disposing of household or business waste.

“With two thirds of fly-tipping coming from households, I urge residents to check what their local waste disposal options are - by visiting Household Recycling Centres with their household waste, looking into official bulky-collection services and using skip hire services which are widely available. By working together we can help ‘SCRAP’ fly-tipping in Cambridgeshire.”