Campaign to highlight damage unlicensed waste carriers cause

A campaign to highlight the damage unlicensed waste carriers cause is launching today (Monday). As part of the Keep Kent Clean campaign, Kent County Council, together with the district and borough authorities, is urging residents to protect themselves from illegal waste carriers who often target householders with cheap rates to take their rubbish away. These…

KCC invests £250,000 to tackle flytipping

Kent County Council is investing £250,000 to reduce the level of flytipping in Kent. Planned action will include more electronic surveillance, including mobile CCTV, and covert cameras and tracking to better target criminal activity. According to the Environment Agency (EA), over a third of illegally dumped waste is from households which have used unlicensed waste…

Agencies combine forces to tackle fly-tipping

Officers from Kent Police have worked with the Kent Resource Partnership, local authorities, Kent County Council and the National Farmers Union targeting fly-tipping. On Wednesday, four warrants were executed by local officers and the Rural Task Force around the county. Six people were arrested, five in connection with fly-tipping activities, six vehicles were seized and…

Prison for Tunbridge Wells fly-tipper

A prolific fly tipper has been sentenced to 13 months in jail for dumping rubbish. Ashley Martin, 30, of Coneyburrow Road, Tunbridge Wells, had previously received a suspended sentence and fines for fly tipping within Wealden District during 2012 and 2013. Yet during June 2015, he collected waste for cash from a residential property in…