Fly Tipping is On The Rise
Have you ever been walking in the countryside or driving through an industrial estate and stumbled across a huge pile of waste? Broken tiles, black bin bags, electronic devices, spare tyres, or even mattresses… Whatever you find, it’s often a horrible sight!
When you’re a landlord or property manager responsible for land or premises, the issue of fly-tipping goes beyond just a tarnish on the environment. This illegal activity becomes your financial responsibility, and you’re forced to fork out for its safe and legal removal.
According to the NFTGP report from the previous financial year (2019/20), authorities in England have dealt with just shy of 1 million separate fly-tipping cases, a 2% increase on the previous year.
With fly-tipping on the rise, if it hasn’t already, your land or property could become a prime location for fly-tippers. What can you do to avoid this burden?
In this blog, we discuss how concrete barriers can be used to stop fly-tipping before it starts.
Stopping Fly-tippers with Concrete Barriers
The report by The National Fly-Tipping Prevention Group goes on to state that almost 65% of fly-tipping incidents involved the disposal of household waste. This is a huge attraction for vermin, meaning that not only would you have to foot the bill for the waste’s removal, but also resolve the health and safety issues that vermin, such as rats, bring.
Although these incidents are beginning to receive more fines, with the culprits being held accountable, their numbers are also on the rise meaning the threat of your vacant land or property being taken over by fly-tippers is growing by the day!
One of the quickest and most efficient ways to secure your property against fly-tippers is with the use of concrete barriers. This technique is recommended by the Met Police as a solution to blocking off your vacant property from unauthorised vehicular access and disposal of illegal waste.
Placed across access points or surrounding the entire perimeter of your land, these impenetrable concrete barriers are a brilliant method of putting off would-be fly-tippers. Not only do they prevent unauthorised vehicles from entering your property, but their physical presence also acts as a deterrent to intruders looking to cause damage to your property.
Concrete Security Barriers: The Heavy-Duty Solution to Protect Surrounding Land
Whether you have a vacant property with surrounding land or individual stretches of land to protect, concrete barriers provide the first line of protection; stopping intruders at access points (even before steel screens will be needed to stop them entering your property).
Whether you own a vacant lay-by, paddock, or commercial property, without concrete barriers in place, these can quickly become hotspots for fly-tipping. With concrete barriers in place, would-be fly-tippers are forced to turn away from your property.
A single concrete barrier can be enough to force a vehicle to turn away, while the entire perimeter can be protected through multiple interlocked blocks creating an impenetrable barrier.
Without noisy and potentially traceable equipment, these barriers aren’t going anywhere quickly.
As numbers continue to rise year on year, fly-tippers are using their criminal minds to think of more creative and left-field ways to illegally dump more waste.
Although they may think it’s a victimless crime, the victims are people like you. Landlords, and property managers, who are not only left with the financial responsibility but the potential environmental and physical damage fly-tipping causes.
Offering concrete barrier delivery within 24 hours anywhere in the UK, if you’re a landlord or property manager looking to preventing fly-tipping occurring on your land, contact Secure Site UK today.