Bogus waste collectors are a blight on the environment all around the country, with the estimated cost of clearance for fly-tipping to local authorities in England in 2016/17 hitting £57.7 million, according to Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
Wheeleclean are fully licensed to dispose of your waste.
How to avoid bogus waste collectors:
- Always ask to see their waste carriers licence and check that they dispose of your rubbish correctly.
- If they don’t have a licence they maybe operating illegally and should be reported.
- A genuine waste carrier will always give you a waste transfer note (receipt) which you have to keep for two years.
- If someone from the council visits you, they will never ask for cash and will always present a photo ID.
How to prevent your waste from being fly-tipped:
- Ensure that you use a registered waste carrier to dispose of your waste. It is your legal responsibility to do so.
- Ensure that they provide you with waste transfer note. It is your legal responsibility to do so.
- If it seems too good to be true, it may not be genuine and you may end up being prosecuted.
- The council, a licensed waste carrier, does offer a bulky waste collection service to remove large items. Four large items for £30 or eight for £50; or mattresses for just £10.
- Garden waste – sign up for our annual or summer collections or try home composting.
- Take your waste to the recycling centre.
- Commercial waste – you must have a contract with a registered waste carrier to have waste removed for your business.
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