Flytipping down across England
Flytipping, otherwise known as dumping,
on public land across England has
decreased by 7.5 percent in the last
year, according to new figures published
As well as flytipping decreasing
overall, enforcement action and successful
prosecution for flytipping increased
over previous years.
The key findings in the report are:
Flytipping on public land is
down overall by 7.5 percent.
The total number of flytipping
incidents recorded, excluding
Liverpool City Council (LCC),
was 1.24 million in 2007-08.
A Twenty-six percent increase
in the number of enforcement
actions issued by local authorities.
There were 1,871 prosecutions
for flytipping carried out
in 2007-08 and 95 percent of
these achieved a successful
Eleven percent of all flytips
involved single black bags.
Fifty percent of recorded flytips
occurred on the highway.
Sixty percent of the flytips
dealt with by local authorities
involved household waste. This
is approximately the same as
Flytip incidents appeared 50
percent higher last year due
to a reporting anomaly by Liverpool
City Council. This has now
Waste Minister Jane Kennedy said,
“Flytipping is unacceptable and a
blight on public land. I am pleased
to see the decrease in incidents,
but we still need to work on the
serious environmental and social
problem of flytipping.”