As we fully move into Autumn, people are starting to prepare for the winter season, getting their homes ready for that perfect Christmas. This is why it’s the most popular time of the year for people to buy a new sofa – with delivery guarantees, they can be sure that come the big day, they’ve got a cosy new place to rest.

Of course this also means an increase in the number of old sofas that need disposing of, and as the days get shorter it’s all about convenience – how can you get your old sofa picked up without having to hire a van yourself and drive in the dark to a tip that might be busy?

This is why councils need to be prepped to deal with fly tipping. Thanks to the prevalence of social media and its dedicated marketplaces, it’s now easier than ever for someone to set up an advert or a business page offering removal services. And if someone has an old sofa that they need rid of urgently to make room for a new one, they’ll often not do their due diligence in making sure that the removal person they choose will actually dispose of it responsibly.

At EJM Investigations, we offer a range of solutions to catch out fly tippers and prevent the headaches for councils. We can offer mobile surveillance, tracking people at known locations who may be smartly avoiding cameras. We can use our experience of social media to identify potential rogue removal adverts. And if someone does fly tip and then deletes their social media profiles, we can use our expertise to track them down and issue any relevant fines.

If you’re a council concerned about fly tipping during this new-sofa season, or you’re a consumer who hired someone to remove a sofa and have since been accused of fly tipping yourself, give us a call on 01772 334700.

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