Residents are being urged to take care over who they pay to dispose of household waste.

From black bin bags to van-loads of construction material, Havant Borough Council has recorded 961 incidents of fly tipping between January 2016 and January 2017.

Beware individuals or small businesses that offer to take away waste for a seemingly small to good to be true fee.

Businesses that carry waste should be registered with the Environment Agency as licensed waste carriers; this license is paid for and allows them to legally dispose of waste.

By law, individuals have a duty of care to take reasonable measures to ensure that waste produced on their property is passed on to an authorised body who will dispose of the waste responsibly.

Posted on Wed, 19/04/2017 - 14:50