ENFORCEMENT officers from Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire are making use of SelectaDOT, an innovative tool in the campaign against illegal dumping.
Officers are using SelectaDOT to permanently mark large piles of building rubble, household waste and tyres.
The ultra-violet, weather-resistant spray, which contains UV markers and 10,000 microdots per canister, adheres to the waste. The pin-head sized microdots are printed with a unique identification number registered to the County Council which means the rubble can be identified as coming from a particular location.
Bill Lidgate, Chairman of the Joint Waste Committee, said: "This new technology is going to be a very useful addition to our range of enforcement methods, particularly when dealing with those who have tipped waste previously or are already being investigated.”
He continued: “We treat illegal waste disposal seriously; anyone who is caught dumping waste illegally is liable for an unlimited fine if the case goes to Crown Court. Fly-tippers could also face a prison sentence of up to five years."
The Waste Partnership has secured 269 convictions against individuals and companies for illegal dumping and related offences since its inception in November 2003.
For further information and images contact: Angela Singleton, Press Officer for Selectamark.
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