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Litter and Fly-tipping
Litter picking is
carried out continuously throughout the Borough, with busy areas
such as routes to school, town and shopping areas being visited
daily and litter removed.
There are four grades of
Grade A: no litter or
Grade B: predominately free of litter and refuse
apart from some small items.
Grade C: widespread distribution of litter and
refuse with minor accumulations.
Grade D: heavily littered with significant
accumulations of litter and refuse.
The whole Borough has been surveyed and
divided up into zones according to usage and volume of traffic.
If the cleanliness of an area falls below the
grade shown above, the Code of Practice sets out a response time
which is the target for the Eastleigh Borough Council to restore
the land to a particular grade of cleanliness.
The Council has provided in excess of 800 litter
bins throughout the Borough. Our target is to empty all bins before
they are full or overflowing. If we receive a report regarding a
full/overflowing bin, we will empty within one working day.
If you need to report a damaged or vandalised
bin follow the link to Streetscene below.
Fly-tipping/illegally dumped waste
Fly-tipping is the 'illegal deposit of any
waste onto land’ i.e. waste dumped or tipped on a site with no
license to accept it.
- During 2008/2009 there were 626 incidents of fly-tipping
- The most common types of fly-tipped waste are household waste,
large domestic items such as mattresses and fridges, garden waste
and industrial waste.
- Only holders of waste management licenses can recover,
transport, deposit or dispose of waste.
- The majority of offender’s fly-tip to avoid paying the landfill
tax (the charge that has to be paid to dispose of waste
- The environment agency investigates the larger scale incidents
of fly-tipping, hazardous waste and those involving organised gangs
of fly-tippers while local authorities are responsible for clearing
up fly-tipping on publicly owned land including roads and
- It can take between four to six weeks to remove fly-tipped
waste depending on the legal process involved if the waste is
hazardous. The relevant agency will deal with the problem within 24
hours. For high risk waste, the response is likely to be within the
The Council will remove illegally dumped
rubbish from the public highway or Council owned land within 2
working days. For larger accumulations, the Council will work with
the Environment Agency to arrange for the removal of the waste. The
removal of fly-tipping from private land is the owner's
responsibility however; we will provide advice on its removal.
Fly-tipping is an offence under the
Environmental Protection Act 1990, the Refuse Disposal (Amenity)
Act 1978 and various Highways Acts
Fly-tipping fines can be up to £20,000 and/or
six months' imprisonment.
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