Fly-tipping (aka illegal dumping) is an unsightly scourge; it makes for an unattractive blot on the landscape.
Residents want to feel proud of where they live, whether it be in an urban environment or the countryside. Fly-tipping is a bio-hazard, a danger to children and the environment, and it attracts vermin. Unfortunately, one of the frustrations is that when residents come across cases of fly-tipping and they report it to the local authorities, they often have no way of knowing if their report has been received, and if anything is going to be done about it. This makes them feel that they don’t have a voice and that their concerns are unimportant. Tragedies such as Grenfell tower have borne this fact out, where residents’ complaints prior to the disaster fell on deaf ears.
What is needed is an independent means of reporting that holds the local authorities accountable, and that’s where PSR (Public Service Request) comes in.
Why is it good to use to PSR report fly-tipping?
- Fly-tipping is a by-law infringement. The report would be documented and such documentation could be used in a court of law
- It automatically goes through to the right person or department responsible, creating a legal paper trail along the way
- As soon as it goes through to the person responsible, the initiator is informed that it has been acknowledged
- You can retain your anonymity while still being updated with progress reports