The tidiness of all motorways and major trunk roads is the responsibility of the Highways Agency. Complaints about litter or fly-tipping can be made to the Highways Agency Information Line on 08457 50 40 30. If you see a driver throwing litter out of a car window, record the number plate and call the local police.
Responsibility for keeping England’s railways clean is split between Network Rail and the train operating companies. Network Rail manages all railway land in urban areas, land between the tracks and up to 100 metres from the end of the platform, and 17 key railway stations (see footnote for list). To report litter around any of these stations call Network Rail’s National Helpline on 08457 11 41 41
The remaining 2,500 stations including <name of station> in/near our parish are managed by the train operating companies, who should be contacted directly – or speak to your guard or station staff at your destination.
The Environment Agency is responsible for policing large-scale incidents of fly-tipping (more than a lorry load), hazardous waste in drums, and waste dumped in a way that can cause human health problems or serious harm to the environment. Incidents can be reported 24 hours a day to the Environment Agency’s incident hotline on 0800 80 70 60
The Environment Agency also investigates unregistered waste carriers and brokers. It’s your responsibility to ensure that waste from your property only goes to authorised waste disposal companies. If the carrier is unauthorised and caught (or your dumped waste is found and traced), you are liable to a £5,000 fine and clean-up costs. You can check whether your tradesman or skip hire is a registered waste carrier by calling the Environment Agency’s general enquiries on 08708 506 506
Litter attracts more litter, so the problem just becomes worse. Please do your bit to help Lytchett Minster and Upton Town Council in the fight against litter and fly-tipping.
Please note that Upton has a ‘Keep Upton Tidy
(KUT)’ group who are working very hard to reduce the amount of litter and fly-tipping in Upton – please contact the office
and we can put you in touch.