Fly-tipping

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 30th October 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Kennedy of Cradley Baroness Kennedy of Cradley Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of legislation to protect the countryside from fly-tipping.

Photo of Lord Gardiner of Kimble Lord Gardiner of Kimble The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Government is committed to tackling fly-tipping in rural and urban areas. Local authorities and the Environment Agency have a full range of enforcement powers to tackle fly-tipping. We have recently strengthened their powers. We have given local authorities the power to issue fixed penalty notices for small scale fly-tipping and enhanced the ability of local authorities’ and the Environment Agency to search, seize and destroy vehicles of suspected fly-tippers. We have also strengthened the Sentencing Council’s Guidelines. The maximum penalties for fly-tipping are imprisonment of up to five years or a potentially unlimited fine.

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