There is no excuse for fly tipping in the Oscott area as the Holford Drive waste disposal site (a few minutes down the Aldridge Road) still takes rubbish free of charge and larger collection cost £25 to be collected.
There are also more litter bins around then ever and recycling banks are in a number of locations including the ASDA care park.
A lot of the fly tipping in fairness does seem to be done by out side the area (coming in and just dumping rubbish in secluded spots. This may have got worse since Booths lane their old haunt has been for the most part sealed off.
With this in mind it is important to lock any access way gates if you have them. As you can see from the information below there is now a tougher on the spot penalty and if you see any fly tipping please take a note of any details registration number and so on and report it to the Council.
Like the Chair of the Licensing Committee Oscott Councillor Barbara Dring fly tippers will get no sympathy from me if caught
Fly-tippers will face £400 fixed penalty notices for small scale offences.Birmingham City Council’s Licensing and Public Protection Committee has today (20/04) agreed to impose the maximum level allowed under new powers granted to local authorities under the Unauthorised Deposit of Waste (Fixed Penalties) Regulations 2016.
The fixed penalty notices are designed to reduce the burden of taking a smaller scale matter to court.
Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director for Place at Birmingham City Council, said: “We all have a responsibility to ensure we dispose of our waste appropriately. In Birmingham, we take a zero tolerance approach to fly-tipping, which blights communities, takes up valuable resources and places a financial burden on the taxpayer.
“These new fixed penalty notices will enable us to target offenders without the need to take certain cases to court, while also sending out a clear message that such inconsiderate behaviour will not be tolerated in our city. We will not hesitate to take action against those who believe they are above the law, including pursuing prosecution where necessary and where there is compelling evidence.”
Penalty notices will be payable within 14 days of issue. Failure to pay will result in prosecution for the original offence. Serious cases will continue to be prosecuted.
The committee decided against introducing a reduced penalty for early repayment.