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Why Commercial Waste And Recycling Is Cheaper Than Fly-Tipping

Businesses all over the country are looking to cut down on operating costs. Many businesses are actually working with extremely cheap, and illegal, fly-tippers to dispose of their waste for them. However, this could easily end up costing a lot more than simply choosing the best commercial waste and recycling services.

As well as helping you to save money, commercial waste services also have the advantage of being more reliable and not threatening anyone’s health or damaging the environment. It’s extremely common for fly-tippers to abandon unwanted rubbish in rural areas, but there are many fly-tip sites which are close to businesses or residential properties as well.

Fly-Tipping Can Cost A Lot More Than Commercial Waste And Recycling

Although it might look, on paper, that fly-tipping is the extremely cheap alternative to legitimate waste management services, it isn’t. There are dozens of ways that fly-tipping can end up costing you a great deal more than commercial waste and recycling. The difference can be so staggering that fly-tipping has actually crippled businesses in the past.

Fly-tipping is illegal for a reason. The dumping of waste can not only damage the environment, but it can attract pests and there are many chemicals which can cause serious health hazards to passersby, neighbours and pets. There are many kinds of waste which can cause irreversible damage to the local environment, not to mention the hideous eyesore it causes.

Why Is Fly-Tipping More Expensive Than Real Waste Management?

There are many reasons why fly-tipping can cost more in the long-run, even if you don’t count the environmental cost. These include:

  • Fines – Fly-tipping is such a serious problem in the UK that the potential fines have skyrocketed in recent years. Even low-level offenders could face up to £10,000 fees for their illegal actions, and potentially even up to 3 years in prison.

    Even if that doesn’t worry you, the maximum fine for fly-tipping is truly daunting. Individuals caught fly-tipping can be fined as much as £95,000 but companies looking for a cheap and easy way to get rid of their waste could be forced to pay as much as £3 million.
  • The Risk Of Data Theft – If you are fly-tipping your trade waste, then you are running the risk of sensitive information becoming easily accessible. By abandoning papers in the wild, even shredded paper, anyone could pick them up and reassemble them. That could not only give them a range of information about where the waste came from, but could even allow HR data out into the world.

    In the worst circumstances, or the most karmic, customer information or payment data could be easily recovered and used for identity theft.
  • Your Provider Could Turn On You – Anyone who is fly-tipping is already untrustworthy. If they are caught, they could easily be convinced to give in their employers. That means that, even if you are careful to destroy all evidence that you were involved, the police could quickly find themselves knocking on your door anyway.

Save Money With Cost-Effective Commercial Waste And Recycling

Here at Recycling Services, we can provide a complete range of solutions for our customers. Our commercial waste and recycling services are designed to suit your business’ needs and ensure that all the waste you produce is dealt with in an environmentally-friendly and sustainable manner.

Fly-tipping is a common problem, but more and more perpetrators are being caught every single day. If you want to avoid a fine of up to £3 million and up to 3 years in prison, then you need to make sure that all your trade waste is dealt with in a truly legitimate manner.

For more information, get in touch with our team of waste management experts today. You can reach our specialists on 01952 204471 or email at recyclingservices@reconomy.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.






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