17,547 separate incidents of fly-tipping occurred countywide last year, costing taxpayers’ more than £1 million to clear up – money that could have been better spent on vital services
Many people could be contributing to the fly-tipping problem in Essex, and have no idea they are doing anything wrong.
Remember - if it's your waste, it's your responsibility. If your waste is found dumped, even if someone else has done it, you could be responsible for the crime. If you use a trader to remove your waste, there are some quick and easy ways you can protect yourself.
You could unwittingly end up with a criminal record and face an unlimited fine, if a rogue trader dumps your waste illegally.
#CrimeNotToCare, is being run by Love Essex, a partnership of councils, businesses along with environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.