Well over the years I may have written a number of blogs reference fly tippers but clearly people still prefer fly tippers as here in Hampshire England we still have the reputation of one of the top 5 places to dump illegal waste.
Sad so sad because what happens the clear up eventually reflects in additional council tax for many of the householders that employ these people - yes I guess it was good that your pocket was not dented as much as paying a licenced waste carrier and that if you don't go out much you will not see the devastation it causes to the environment.
It is a vicious circle as the council puts up the landfill tax - the waste stations put up the tonnage tax and general waste carriers have to take on the extra cost whilst competing with the fly tippers.
Recently I quoted on a flat clearance and yes the overall cost was high because of the amount to be disposed of but when somebody comes behind me to quote a third of what I gave as the price this should ring alarm bells.
General Waste is disposed of at a rate of £160 to £180 per tonne - it is done on weight. So furniture / books / clothes / china in a large quantity all weigh heavy.
In recent times a number of the Commercial Waste Stations are now charging an extra price for Mattresses and Fridges
It is now a morale dilemma to what many people do to get rid of their rubbish can they afford the risk of a large fine or do they take the chance with the fly tippers or do they pay the price of genuine waste carriers?
THINK before you decide