Decision details

Task and Finish Group - Fly Tipping and Waste Policy Review Report - FEB19/CAB/80

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to:


1.    Agree the recommendations set out in the interim report of the Task and Finish Group and note that further recommendations are expected following continued work by the Group.

2.    Approve the financial and resource commitment required to deliver the short term enforcement and communication elements specified in 7.2 and 7.3 of the Task and Finish Group’s interim report.

3.    Support the Task and Finish Group in their further work on the specified additional work as requested by Scrutiny Committee at their meeting 9 January 2019. (Section 2.1(b) of the report).


Reasons for the decision:

The Leader has requested that the Scrutiny Committee consider his request to set up a cross

party Task and Finish group to examine the issue of Fly Tipping and how alterations to the

relevant policies and the current operating regime might be altered to help to reduce Fly

Tipping. This is the interim report from that Task and Finish Group.


Based on the considerable evidence gathered during the work of the Task and Finish Group a sound understanding and basis in evidence has been generated to support the specific recommendations.



Alternative options considered:

To do nothing with the recommendations made by the group would render the group and its work somewhat pointless and fails to act on the issues.


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Background Documents:

The following publicly available reports were considered by the Task and Finish Group members in the development of their recommendations.

  • Understanding and Tackling Fly-Tipping in London - July 2018 - Keep Britain Tidy
  • Inside the Head of Fly-Tippers - August 2018 - Keep Britain Tidy
  • Tip of the Binberg, Exploring the full cost of waste crime in Greater Manchester - July 2018 -Dsposal and GC Business Growth Hub
  • Hertfordshire Councils shared approach to Fly-Tipping



Publication date: 04/02/2019

Date of decision: 04/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Cabinet

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