TJ continue to help in the fight against fly-tipping


TJ Waste recently assisted Southampton City Council when they fell victim to a fly-tipping incident on their land. TJ organised the removal of a container filled with paint thinner that had been dumped on a nature reserve in the Southampton area.

TJ arranged for a specialist third party – who are licenced to handle and transport hazardous liquid waste – to attend the scene and safely remove and dispose of the container with a quick turnaround.

On a separate occasion, TJ also organised another third party removal of two bottles of sulphuric acid from St Mary’s Fire Station in Southampton. Firefighters found the bottles during a call-out and, concerned that they would be a health risk if left, removed them and called TJ for assistance with the disposal.

TJ has extensive knowledge and experience of dealing with and disposing of various hazardous materials, some of which they are able to deal with themselves, and for those that require additional measures, they have a range of qualified partner organisations that they call upon to get the job done effectively and efficiently.

2020 unfortunately saw a rise in fly-tipping in the southern region, perhaps due to the additional restrictions that arose as a result of the pandemic. Factors such as Household Waste Recycling Centres being closed or limited and many other services being closed or on reduced hours for much of the year is likely to have contributed to this.

TJ Waste is well-placed to deal with fly-tipping, and can do so at short notice if required. Our fleet of vans and grab lorries, along with our range of skips, can deal with pretty much any fly-tipping scenario that presents itself.

We approach each case on an individual basis, surveying the situation, materials and location before deciding how to best proceed. We have a range of vehicles and equipment at our disposal, enabling us to deal with each situation in the most appropriate, timely and cost-effective way.

The difference from one case to the next is vast but our priority will always be to ensure the best possible outcome for our client and the environment.

All waste collected by TJ will be taken back to one of our Materials Recovery Facilities at Southampton, Portsmouth or Yapton for it to be processed and where possible reused or recycled. Anything that is unable to be recycled will be sent for incineration, supporting the Energy from Waste process. TJ is strongly committed to diverting waste from landfill and our partnerships with a range of recycling centres in and outside of Hampshire helps make all this recycling possible.

If you have a fly-tipping issue that you need assistance with – we’re here and ready to help! Get in touch and one of our friendly team members will talk you through the steps we’ll take to resolve the problem quickly for you. Find out more about our services and our fly-tipping service history