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Fly-Tipping Incentives, Causes and Solutions - WR0503

Description
This project aimed to result in the production of a useful good practice guide on flytipping that brings together both existing knowledge in this area, and searches out new ideas that will encourage better prevention of flytipping incidents, and enhanced use and enforcement of the legislation.
Objective
The main objective of this exercise is to collect definitive information on:

· Why people fly tip waste
· How might fly tipping best be prevented
· How might enforcement action be taken
· The effect that various waste management policies, both national and local, are having and will have on fly tipping levels.

To date, any information on this subject has been speculative or based on sporadic and anecdotal evidence. The project results in evidence-based material that could be used to further develop Government policy. It also results in the production of a comprehensive good practice guide that the Government can supply free of charge to local authorities on fly tipping which outlines ways of preventing fly tipping, how to take effective enforcement action, and how best to use both current legislative powers and those included in the Anti-Social Behaviour Act.

All the reports for this project can be accessed by following the link below:
http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/quality/local/flytipping/research.htm
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2005

To: 2006

Cost: £197,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - London - University College
Keywords
Behaviour change              
Environmental Protection              
Flytipping              
Illegal Waste Activity              
Local and Regional Government              
Local Environmental Quality              
Social Dimension              
Understand/enhance pro-environmental behaviour              
Waste              
Waste Management              
Fields of Study
Waste Management