Fly-tipping is both illegal and anti-social and since the new ‘Duty of Care’ legislation was introduced every householder has a ‘duty of care’ to ensure that they have taken reasonable steps to dispose of waste in accordance with the law as set out in Section 33(1)(a) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. Section 33 is enforceable by both the Environment Agency and the local authorities.
This means that householders are required to ensure that they are handing over their waste to a person or company who is authorised and licensed with a waste carriers licence to transport and dispose of it safely. A lot of people don’t realise that they can actually be committing an offence if they hand their waste to a third party and it ends up being fly-tipped. They could be subject to a large fine and gain a criminal record.
Our team of London tree surgeons, working in the Boroughs of Wandsworth, Lambeth, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, and Kingston are fully committed, authorised and equipped to dispose of any tree waste generated at licensed locations. However, whether our tree surgeons are performing tree removal or tree pruning operations in London, the amount of debris can be considerable and we go to great lengths to ensure that the green waste our tree work operations create can be re-purposed for biomass fuels, logs for firewood or for mulching and weed suppressing materials. We believe that it is important not to consider this material as waste as with thought and consideration, it can become a useful resource.