A NATIONWIDE consultation on fly-tipping has been welcomed by Meriden MP Saqib Bhatti.
With fly-tipping continuing to blight communities Mr Bhatti said hre welcomed the Government’s initiative which includes opening consultation on proposals to reform the waste industry.
Unveiled by the Environment Minister, Jo Churchill, the proposals will see increased background checks for firms who move or trade waste, as well as making it easier for regulators across the UK to act against rogue operators.
The plans also set out the introduction of mandatory digital waste tracking.
This means those handling waste will record information from start to finish, from where waste is produced to the stage it is disposed of, recycled and reused.
““I’m pleased that the Government is looking to introduce new powers to tackle the scourge of fly-tipping on our communities,” said Mr Bhatti.
“I know that fly-tipping has been an issue across the constituency, in particular areas such as Barston and Balsall Common.
“With spring approaching we should be able to enjoy spending time with our friends and loved ones in our communities without having to worry about coming across heaps of rubbish.
“Fly-tipping is not only illegal and unsightly but threatens to disrupt our fragile local ecosystems. We cannot allow waste crime to harm wildlife with the pollution it causes.
“With the new powers, waste crime and fly-tipping will become both easier to track and to stamp out.”
To have your say on the reforms to waste crime, such as fly-tipping, visit https://consult.defra.gov.uk/environmental-quality/waste-tracking/.
Fly-tipping incidents can be reported at www.fixmystreet.com.