There’s no doubt about it, Norfolk is one of the most beautiful counties in England but sadly it isn’t immune to the scourge of fly-tipping. And even though the trend seems thankfully to be going in the downward direction, fly-tipping is still a serious problem and not limited to Norfolk.
Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of any waste, be it a black bin bag, or a truck load of building rubble, that is left in a place not officially designated as a place of deposit. According to this guide, the most common items dumped are household waste, white goods like fridges and freezers and construction rubbish. The worst thing about all of this, apart from the eyesore and potential threat to wildlife and the water supply, is the fact that all of this dumping is totally pointless because there are plenty of places that will happily accept this kind of waste! Local councils and county councils have recycling centres set up specifically to take this waste so it really is pretty lazy and selfish to not use these services.
We can all help Keep Britain Tidy and the easiest way to do that is to call in any rubbish you see by the side of the road or anywhere else that you think might not be an official waste deposit site. The Government has a dedicated web page where you can enter your postcode and find the relevant local authority to contact.