UK records nearly 1 million fly-tipping occurances last year: The UK recorded nearly a million fly-tipping incidents in the last 12 months.
This is reported by research from the supplier of timber wheelie bin storage units Wheelie Bin Storage, which points out that Leeds is the area with the most reported fly-tipping occurances with nearly 32,411 incidents happening within the last year.
The report detail five out of the top ten areas with the most incidents were located in London, with data coming from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. This includes Camden, Brent, Croydon, Hounslow & Haringey the following worst offenders after Leeds & the total amount of fly-tipping incidents throughout each London borough totalling 324,261.
The findings further show one area recorded no incidents in the entire year, was the remote Isles of Scilly, while the area with the least occurrences besides this was Oadby and Wigston in the East Midlands having 17 incidents.
Birmingham was found to be the city which has accumulated the largest amount of money from fly-tipping fines, with an estimated £175,643.
The company states: “Fly-tipping is considered a criminal offence and can be punished by a fixed penalty notice of up to £400. Household waste is one of the most common types of fly-tipped waste, as large items of furniture can be a hassle to get rid of.
“To make it easier, try to disassemble where possible before taking to your local tip, or better yet, look into how you could potentially recycle furniture instead, either by donating to charity or by getting in touch with your local council, as many now have dedicated recycling and disposal services.”
UK records nearly 1 million fly-tipping occurances last year