Biffa Pays £10K To Remove Fly-Tipped Waste From Its Own Site

Waste management firm Biffa has highlighted the “scourge” of fly-tipping after spending two weeks and around £10K removing fly-tipped waste from the boundaries of its own locally-based Clifton Hall site in Swinton.

The company invested its specialist resources and expertise into the clear up following recent complaints from drivers and nearby residents.

Site manager at Biffa, Peter Lunt, who arranged the clear up operation said: “Fly tipping is a growing issue not just in this area but right across the UK.

“The fact that Biffa, a waste management company, is having to clear up fly-tipped waste from its own site just goes to show that no business is safe from the risk of being fly tipped.”

“The fact that Biffa, a waste management company, is having to clear up fly-tipped waste from its own site just goes to show that no business is safe from the risk of being fly tipped.”

Drafting in manpower and knowledge from its specialist OneCall emergency unplanned waste division, the team of five waste removal workers removed approximately five tonnes of waste over a fortnight.

The dumped items included tyres, white goods, used gas canisters, scrap metal and even asbestos, which required the use of a specialist contractor to ensure it was disposed of compliantly.

Peter continues: “Working with the help of our OneCall division colleagues, we successfully cleared a backlog of fly tipped waste on our Clifton Hall site that had been blighting the roadside.

“Thankfully, we have easy access to a range of specialist waste removal experts and resources but other businesses may not be so fortunate.

“We would encourage any business that has fallen victim to fly tipping and is unsure of what to do to ensure they are prepared to deal with unplanned waste as quickly and effectively as they can.”

Fly tipping is a growing problem in the UK, with the most recent statistics showing that almost 900,000 fly-tipping incidents occurred around the country in 2015, costing more than £32m in cleaning and enforcement costs.

In the North West alone, councils spend around £7m a year on clearing up fly tipped waste.


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