First post, so here it goes.
Just heard about Fly Tipping on the last word, and I have to say, we do have a massive problem. On the N2 alone last night I counted 18 refuse sacks between the M50 and Ashbourne. And this apart from the general litter.
I cycle a lot on rural roads and so have time to see places where rubbish is hidden.
So what can be done. There was talks about a compulsory tax on bin charges.
Now I think anything should be cost neutral. So if you take it that every home needs to dispose of waste, then they need to pay for it.
So we need a system where its possible for the state to verify that each home is disposing of waste legally. This is complicated by the different types of collection such a council, private, bin tags etc.
Perhap a central database where waste operators log each home that has paid for their waste.
Then a seperate system where bin tags have a seperate peel off that they are required to keep for possible inspection.
This is a bit nanny state, but I dont think we can rely on all the people do the right thing.