When incidents occur on our roads creating large amounts of debris, or where irresponsible individuals dump harmful waste within our community, our local authorities and emergency services sometimes require a helping hand. This is where Wasteaway Nationwide and our emergency waste removal service comes in.
Our speedy ‘one-call removes all’ emergency waste removal service can be used for many different types of situations. Some of these cases are avoidable such as the infuriating act of fly tipping, and some are unavoidable, for instance debris resulting from natural disasters or road accidents. Both can be dangerous for different reasons and both require a rapid response – here is why.
Did you know the consequences of fly-tipping on your community?
Fly-tipping is more than just littering. It is now a prosecutable offence. More significantly than just making an area look ugly, fly-tipping is dangerous to people and the environment surrounding it.
Government fly-tipping reports show that incidents of fly-tipping are increasing year on year. In 2018/19 the local authorities in England dealt with over 1 million (1,072,000) fly-tipping incidents, an increase of 8% from the 998,000 reported in 2017/18.
There are obvious dangers from this that waste can end up on busy roads and potentially cause an accident. On top of this, where liquids have not been sealed properly, they can leak and spill causing unsafe driving conditions.
Fly-tipping not only has an impact on the people within the community, but it is also highly detrimental to wildlife and the environment. Dumped waste often contains toxic chemicals, which if they leak can contaminate soil and surrounding rivers.
This has severe consequences on local wildlife, either through directly poisoning them or destroying their source of food/habitat. As well as this, fly tipped waste invites rodents, infamous for spreading infectious diseases, to the area.
It is essential that fly-tipping is reported and cleaned up with the utmost urgency, which is where our emergency waste removal service can help.
Impact of obstructed roads
When a busy road is obstructed with debris, whether from a collision or a natural hazard, it requires a rapid yet thorough clean up job.
The clean up must be carried out thoroughly to ensure the road is safe. Especially after a vehicle accident. Potential dangers include debris, shards of glass, spilt oil and even spilt blood. These all present their own hazards and must be cleaned up carefully.
At the same time, the clean up must be carried out with urgency. We all know too well how frustrating traffic jams are. But on top of being awfully tedious, there are a number of negative effects that traffic congestion has on the community and the economy. The quicker the waste is cleared, the quicker traffic can get moving again.
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