The annual fly-tipping statistics for England revealed, local authorities dealt with just under 1.13 million fly-tipping incidents this year, an increase of 16% from the 980,000 reported in 2019/2020. As in the previous year, just under two thirds (65%) of fly-tips involved household waste. Total incidents involving household waste were 737,000 in 2020/2021, an increase of 16% from 635,000 incidents in 2019/2020. Cllr David Renard, environment spokesperson for the Local Government Association (LGA) when responding to the annual fly-tipping data of England for 2020-2021 said, “Fly-tipping is inexcusable. It is not only an eyesore for residents, but a serious public health risk, creating pollution and attracting rats and other vermin. It also costs local taxpayers at least £50 million a year to clear up”. Read full article here.
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