Tag: fly tipping

Flytipper jailed for dumping waste across Brum

By on 23/08/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Two Birmingham men who ran an unlicensed waste collection service received prison sentences totalling 40 months after admitting to 16 offences at Birmingham Crown Court today (23 August 2017). Andrew Smithson (31), of Cranleigh Place, Perry Barr, pleaded guilty to nine fly-tipping offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, and three further offences under the […]

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Thoughts on latest fly-tipping stats

Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Clean Streets, Recycling and Environment, reflects on the latest fly-tipping statistics nationally, which were published by Defra recently… Mention the word fly-tipping to anyone, and you are likely to provoke a mixture of emotions from anger to concern to despondency. Whenever I see a pile of illegally dumped rubbish, […]

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Century of Great British Spring Clean events in city

***Update on stats: As of 0945hrs on March 6, there were 109 Birmingham-registered events, featuring 2,122 participants*** Cleaner, greener streets – that’s the expected outcome when Birmingham’s widespread participation in the Great British Spring Clean officially gets underway this weekend (March 3-5). In total, 100 events featuring 2,018 Brummies across the city have been registered […]

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City unites for Day of Action on cleaner greener streets

A city-wide day of action has been staged today (November 9) to demonstrate how improved local leadership, the city’s emerging local service delivery models, the waste strategy and partnership working can help achieve cleaner, greener streets for Birmingham

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Clampdown on waste helps make city streets cleaner

Birmingham City Council’s Waste Enforcement Team took action against more than 3,500 people and businesses for dumping or failing to get rid of their rubbish responsibly last year. The new figures, published in the Regulation and Enforcement Services’ annual report for 2015/16, cover offences involving dumping and disposal of domestic and trade waste. The report, […]

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£400 fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping

Fly-tippers in Birmingham will face £400 fixed penalty notices for small scale offences. Birmingham City Council’s Licensing and Public Protection Committee agreed today (April 20) to impose the maximum level allowed under new powers granted to local authorities under the Unauthorised Deposit of Waste (Fixed Penalties) Regulations 2016. The fixed penalty notices are designed to […]

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Fly-tippers face fixed penalty notices

Fly-tippers in Birmingham are to face fixed penalty notices for small scale offences as the council continues to crack down on illegal dumping in the city. The fixed penalties are being introduced through new powers granted to local authorities under the Unauthorised Deposit of Waste (Fixed Penalties) Regulations 2016 and are designed to reduce the […]

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How do we tackle fly-tipping?

By on 22/03/2016 in Cleaner Greener Streets, News with 0 Comments

Abandoning (flytipping) rubbish is illegal and can lead to a fine of up to £50,000 along with imprisonment. We investigate dumped rubbish and can serve a legal notice to landowners to clear rubbish.

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Men jailed for fly-tipping

Two men have been jailed at Birmingham Crown Court today for fly-tipping following an investigation by Birmingham City Council’s Waste Enforcement Unit. The men – Ionut Muti and Augustin Dobre – both of Aston, Birmingham pleaded guilty to two and five offences respectively under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 at earlier hearings (4 January and 18 […]

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Opening up our data to make Birmingham cleaner

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director for Place at Birmingham City Council, blogs on the publication of data showing how clean the city’s wards are…

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