Portsmouth-born Meon Valley businessman to battle fly-tippers in new Channel 5 TV show Filthy Britain SOS

A businessman who is behind an app for reporting illegally dumped waste will take on fly-tippers in an episode of a new television show to air this weekend.
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Martin Montague, who lives in the Meon Valley, will appear in several episodes of the new television series Filthy Britain SOS on Channel 5.

In the second episode of the series, Martin and his colleague Glenn McKay, from Cosham, are seen staking out a fly-tipping hotspot near Southwick in full camouflage gear.

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Bishop's Waltham businessman Martin and his colleague Glenn, from Cosham, stake-out a fly-tipping hot spot in a new television show. Picture: Channel 5.Bishop's Waltham businessman Martin and his colleague Glenn, from Cosham, stake-out a fly-tipping hot spot in a new television show. Picture: Channel 5.
Bishop's Waltham businessman Martin and his colleague Glenn, from Cosham, stake-out a fly-tipping hot spot in a new television show. Picture: Channel 5.
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It comes as Winchester City Council, which is the local authority for the area, has reported an increase of waste being dumped across the district.

Martin said: ‘Fly-tipping is disgusting – I'll do anything I can to stop it, even if that means staking out grotspots to catch fly-tippers in the act.

‘We've got every bit of kit we need from night vision goggles to cameras so my message to fly-tippers is – ‘we're coming to get you.

‘We give any evidence we gather to the authorities so they catch prosecute the perpetrators.’

Martin Montague (left), who lives near Bishop's Waltham, will feature in Filthy Britain SOS on Sunday at 8.15pm.Martin Montague (left), who lives near Bishop's Waltham, will feature in Filthy Britain SOS on Sunday at 8.15pm.
Martin Montague (left), who lives near Bishop's Waltham, will feature in Filthy Britain SOS on Sunday at 8.15pm.
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Last year, Martin invested £250,000 of his own money to create ClearWaste.com, a website and app for reporting fly-tipping, in a bid to make it easier for people to report illegally dumped rubbish anywhere in the UK.

The 45-year-old said: ‘My aim with the ClearWaste.com app and website is to make it really easy for people to report fly-tipping and together we can reverse the scourge of fly-tipping which affects everyone, whether you live in a town or a city or in the countryside.

‘I’d had the idea for the ClearWaste app several years ago and I was hoping someone else – perhaps some part of government – would come up with a way of fixing it but nothing happened.

‘The problem appeared to be getting worse rather than better.’

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Fly-tipping is a criminal offence that can lead to a fine of up to £50,000 or a prison sentence of up to five years.

The second episode of Filthy Britain SOS, featuring Martin, will air at 8.15pm this Sunday on Channel 5.

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