It only takes a walk down your local high street to notice the abundance of litter and waste filling the streets across the UK. With council refuse workers on strike, it’s no wonder our local areas are suffering from insufficient waste management and if left too long, this will lead to greater concerns.

As we know, it’s not the first time we’ve seen this happen – during the pandemic, resources were also stretched and areas across the UK saw a massive increase in littering and fly tipping. It’s not clear when strikes will come to an end this time around, and it’s certainly concerning to see the streets in a similar state.

shutterstock_124333204An increase in littering has a direct effect on the appearance of the area, which could easily lower property values if problems persist. However, there are other risks associated with an increase in waste and no solutions in place to remove it.

  • Health and safety hazards
  • Environmental hazards
  • Encourages vermin
  • Increased fire risk
  • Increased likelihood of antisocial behaviourImageGen17.ashx


As a landlord or property owner, you can contact companies skilled in waste disposal and minimise these risks and ensure your own property and the surrounding area receives some form of upkeep to ensure the health and safety of residents/tenants.

It’s not just daily waste disposal we need to worry about as uplift of large household items will also be stalled by lack of resources in local councils. This is when fly tipping becomes more common and both residential neighbourhoods and commercial areas are affected.

Waiting for councils to deal with the backlog may not be an option if you’re concerned about your own property, whether it be a residential or commercial, as there’s no way of predicting when strikes will end. With years of experience in waste disposal and clean and clear services, SPS can provide fast and reliable services to help you tackle this country wide issue.

During lockdown, we saw similar issues due to furlough and lack of workers available to clear waste quickly and efficiently and as stated, it can lead to greater issues. Contact SPS directly to discuss your requirements and we will despatch our team of skilled workers to assess the situation, clear the waste and even provide recycling reports after disposal has taken place.


Contact us today to discuss your specific waste management and clearance needs.

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