Latest government figures have revealed an alarming number of fly tipping incidents across England, with local authorities reporting 936,090 cases of fly-tipping in 2015/16 – up 4% on the previous year.

There’s been a significant rise of cases in Kent, with nearly 3,000 additional instances of fly-tipping occurring in the county since 2013. Despite the harsh penalties for fly-tipping, the number of incidents has gone up from 16,661 in 2012/13 to 19,547 incidents in 2015/16 – a rise of 17%.

Fly-tipping Kent

Cases of rubbish being dumped illegally have more than doubled in West Kent in the past four years, with the largest increases being seen in Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells. Sevenoaks recorded 355 incidents of fly-tipping in 2012/13 and saw a considerable jump in 2015/16 to 883 incidents.

It is vital for members of the public to remember the importance of using a reputable and fully compliant waste management company, like Equinox Recycling, to collect and dispose of their waste.

2016 saw almost 1 million fly-tipping reports in the UK. The cost of clearing up those incidents was £45.2 million – a 24% increase on the previous year.

Fly-tipping is primarily a domestic waste issue and it’s been suggested that complicated charges introduced by councils for the removal of bulk waste from households is to blame for the increase. However, many businesses in Kent are also risking prosecution by not using a reputable and licensed waste carrier.


Does your business produce a lot of waste?

Do you have a problem with fly-tipping in your area?

Are you having a house clearance and in need of a skip?

Are you looking for a company to remove bulk waste?

Equinox Recycling provides a number of services to both commercial and residential customers across Kent. If you would like to discuss ways in which we could help manage your waste more effectively, please call one of our friendly and experienced sales team on 01732 355865.

To make sure your business is fully compliant, we can arrange for a free audit of your existing operations and make recommendations on how things could be improved.

Call us today on 01732 355865 or use the contact form on our website.

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