Community Skips – No evidence they work. Bigger Punishment Needed

IMG_0755A recent report to scrutiny where it was requested the council explore the use of community skips has shown only a very small reduction in fly tipping cases for one month of a four month trial and an actual increase during the other 3 months in the trial area.

My view is fly tipping should attract a minimum £1000 fine plus the cost of the clean up with a month to pay or the bailiffs are sent in (not a ridiculous monthly payment scheme) and seizure and destruction of any vehicle used to commit the offence. The punishment must hurt. No excuses, it’s your rubbish, it’s your responsibility to dispose of it properly.