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The Environmental Impact of Fly Tipping

Known as ‘the illegal dumping of debris and waste without the permission of a land owner’, fly tipping is becoming a big problem for local councils. After all, it is impossible to keep up with the rate at which it is being carried out. Interestingly, fly tipping is classed as a criminal activity and is punishable by hefty fines, community service and even a prison sentence of up to 5 years! Here at PWM Skip Hire, we want to address how this problem is affecting our planet. Read on as we go over some of the environmental impacts of fly tipping…


Most of the time, fly tipping occurs in locations that are susceptible to contamination. In fact, there are no limits on the type of items that will be disposed of in this way which means that soil contaminating chemicals can be dumped and left to wreak havoc on someone’s livelihood, especially if the fly tipping occurs on a farmer’s land who uses it to rear livestock or grow crops.


Fly tipping is also common in urban areas too and the majority of waste here tends to be food waste products. These items attract vermin like rats, which are not normally seen above the surface and bring with them a variety of different diseases. In fact, whilst medicine is fairly equipped to deal common diseases, it is possible that they can introduce new strains that haven’t been seen before. In addition to this, they can be an incredible nuisance for homeowners who are often forced to deal with the after affects of fly tipping in urban areas.


People who partake in fly tipping tend to do it in places where they won’t get caught. After all, the punishments are pretty severe. With this said, these remote locations like rivers, lakes and fields have a huge repercussion on the wildlife that live there. For example, waste that is dumped in a canal can cause blockages, and foreign objects in lakes and rivers can affect the diet of fish, ducks and many other bird species.

Here at PWM Skip Hire, we believe that the solution to fly tipping is affordable skip hire services and that’s where we come in! After all, people choose to carry out this criminal activity because they think there isn’t an alternative method to get rid of their waste. In reality, investing in a skip is not only legal, it is much easier! After all, the hire company do all the hard work by collecting your skip at the end of your lease and disposing of the waste in an environmentally-friendly way. To find out more information, get in contact with the best skip hire Manchester has to offer today!