The AnyJunk fly-tipping report has been published and we were encouraged to see the 2011 fly-tipping statistics reveal that instances of fly tipping across England have fallen by around 15% over the past year.
Some councils such as The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea successfully cracked down on the problem achieving an 88% reduction in reported cases, however there is still a lot more that can be done to tackle the problem.
We were surprised to find that measures such as free bulky waste collection, lower skip hire permits and stricter enforcement and sentencing have not had a major impact and local authorities are still spending around £36 million to clear illegally dumped waste.
It is clear that a 4.1% increase in enforcement action has played a more important role but the successful prosecution rate is still low at 0.4% and needs to be reviewed.
Click here to download the full report and if you have any suggestions about improving the way in which fly-tipping is dealt with in your area, we’d love to hear from you!← Always the bridesmaid never the bride! Merton & Wimbledon skip hire permits and parking suspension fees →