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Herefordshire Council uses drone to investigate fly-tipping


A drone is being used by Herefordshire Council to gather evidence of illegal waste disposal.

Fly-tipping fines ring-fenced


Funds raised from fly-tipping fines will be ring-fenced to help keep communities tidy, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Council chiefs welcome drop in fly-tipping incidents


Local authorities in England dealt with 1.08 million fly-tipping incidents in 2022/23, a decrease of 1% on the previous year, according to the latest figures.

Councils banned from charging for small-scale DIY waste disposal


Local authorities in England are no longer able to charge households to leave small-scale DIY waste at recycling centres in a move aimed at tacking fly-tipping.

Oflog moves to expand remit


The new Office for Local Government (Oflog) watchdog has proposed to widen its scope to five new service areas.

Fly-tipping enforcement up as incidents drop


Councils carried out more enforcement action in response to illegal waste dumping last year as the number of reported incidents fell.

AI cameras installed in Birmingham to catch fly-tippers


Birmingham City Council has installed three new artificial intelligence (AI) CCTV cameras in a bid to tackle fly-tipping.

Cap on fly-tipping fines should be ‘removed altogether’


The Government’s decision to increase the maximum fines for fly-tipping falls short of what is required to crackdown on offenders, council chiefs have said.

Maximum fine for fly-tippers more than doubles


The maximum amount local authorities will be able to fine people who are caught littering, fly-tipping or graffitiing has increased.

Fly-tipping fines to more than double in Scotland


Fines for fly-tipping will more than double to £500 as part of ‘bold action’ to reduce waste dumped in Scotland.

Waste officers call for fly-tipping funding


Majority of council waste officers think their local authority does not have enough resources and capacity to effectively tackle fly-tipping, poll reveals.

Fly-tipping incidents skyrocket by a third


The number of fly-tipping incidents has increased by a third since 2010, a new analysis by Labour has revealed.

Councils to get more powers over anti-social behaviour


Councils will be handed extra powers alongside increased accountability for tackling anti-social behaviour.

Westminster council to trial AI in fight against fly-tipping


Westminster City Council is set to trial the use of artificial intelligence to tackle fly-tipping.

‘Alarming’ figures reveal one third of fly-tipping in Glasgow


Almost one third of recorded fly-tipping incidents in Scotland last year took place in Glasgow, a freedom of information request has revealed.

Charge manufacturers for fly-tipping clean up, council chiefs say


Manufacturers should contribute to the cost of cleaning up fly-tipped rubbish to help tackle the health risk posed by the illegal practice, council chiefs say.

Triple on-the-spot littering fines, think tank urges


A think tank has called for a ‘revitalised’ litter strategy including tripling the level of fines and ranking councils on enforcement of anti-littering laws.

Council chiefs call for tougher punishments for fly tippers


Local authority leaders have called for the introduction of tougher sentences to help in the fight against fly tipping.

Councils to be banned from charging for disposal of DIY waste


The Government has proposed banning local authorities from charging for the disposal of DIY waste from households.

New proposals to tackle waste crime


New proposals to tackle fly-tipping and illegal waste exports have been unveiled by the Government today.

Councils dealing with record amount of fly-tipping


A charity has called for a review of the licensing scheme for waste carriers after new figures showed fly-tipping has reached an all-time high.

Council chiefs call for fly-tipping fines to be increased ‘significantly’


Local authority leaders have called for fly-tipping fines to be increased ‘significantly’ as part of the battle against waste crime.

Waste crime could be costing the UK nearly a billion pounds a year


Waste-related crime is costing the country an estimated £1bn a year, a new report has found.

Councils deal with 20,000 fly-tipping incidents a week


Council chiefs call for tougher sentences for people caught illegally dumping rubbish as figures show councils deal with 20,000 fly-tipping incidents a week.

Councils dealing with one million fly-tipping incidents a year


Councils dealt with nearly one million incidents of fly-tipping in 2019/20 at a cost of £50m, the latest figures have shown.

Fly-tipping soars by 300% since lockdown


Fly-tipping in rural areas has increased by 300% since the lockdown, new analysis has discovered.

Council chiefs call on mattress companies to ‘recycle own products’


Local authority leaders are calling for mattress manufacturers to be forced to recycle their own products and offer take-back services to stop them being fly-tipped.

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