What ever happen to good old cow tipping??:frown::frown:
Fly-tipping is a real problem in the U.K., so authorities don’t look kindly on anyone who’s spotted tossing garbage anywhere on the road or leaving it in places that don’t have a proper license for disposing of said garbage
In the London borough of Bromley, there is one vehicle less to be used for fly-tipping – and ironically, it was being used as a garbage truck. A white Ford Transit was seized after several complaints were received about someone dumping garbage from it on the road, and just recently trashed, Fox News informs, citing a SWNS report.
Only in Bromley, the annual costs incurred by clean-up operations after fly-tipping top $300,000, “so the authorities have hired private eyes who used close circuit cameras to catch culprits,” the report says. “Along with the mess, illegally dumped garbage is often set on fire by arsonists and can contain hazardous materials, making its removal even more expensive,” Fox News further explains.
This is how they were managed to seize the Ford Transit. No one came to claim it, and authorities proceeded to having it destroyed. “Unclaimed vehicles, like this one, will be crushed and the parts reused if possible," councilwoman Kate Lymer says in a statement.
Clearly, whoever owned and ran it for the illegal operation considered it was not worth the hassle and the fine to get it back. And he would have had to pay a fine, make no mistake about it: according to an older report by the BBC, between 2016 and 2017, there were 1,602 prosecutions for fly-tipping in England, and 98% of them resulted in a conviction.
It’s true, fines don’t exceed £400, depending on the location where the fly-tipping happened and the amount of garbage tossed, but it’s still money you have to take out of your own pocket.