Rubbish Fact No.4
Thursday 14th February 2019
You get what you pay for!
Recently a customer of ours told me that they could get the skip we usually deliver for them at a ridiculously cheap rate from another company and that the other company didn't mind what the mix of waste in the skip was (e.g. plasterboard mixed in with general waste). There was no way we could compete with that price so, needless to say, they went with the other company.
Whenever we are offered a really cheap rate from a waste sub-contractor we query it. Waste costs money to handle, sort and dispose of in an environmentally responsible and compliant way. If someone is offering a really cheap deal on waste, you need to ask what is happening to that waste. If it is not being disposed of in a compliant manner then it could easily result in big fines for you as the waste producer.
Fly tipping is illegal under The Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the maximum fine is £50,000 and/or up to five years in prison. Giving waste to a contractor who offers to get rid of it cheaply could end up proving costly for you and can result in not just a fine but a criminal record.
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 held responsible for the crime.
We do the work so you don't have to
Fortunately Site Solutions is here to remove that stress, we do the checking of our sub-contractors for our customers, making sure they are properly registered with the Environment Agency and have adequate insurance.
Give us a call to find out more.