AnyJunk Fly Tipping Report 2012 Published

The AnyJunk Fly Tipping Report 2012 for the twelve months ended 31 March 2012 is out today and the latest stats show fly tipping on public land in England in fell almost 10% compared to the prior year (60% of councils fell, 2% were unchanged, and 38% increased). The total annual cost of fly tipping in England is estimated at £100 million. Our analysis also showed that only 0.6% of fly tipping incidents resulted in a successful prosecution.

The AnyJunk Fly-tipping Report 2012 contains data for 2011/2012 period which was provided to AnyJunk by councils under the Freedom of Information Act. We compare the figures with Defra fly-tipping statistics for 2010/2011.

Below are a couple of interesting tables from our analysis. Click here to download the full report together with our suggestions on how we think this £100m problem should be addressed.

Highest incidents of fly tipping per capita

Council 2011-12 Fly Tips YoY Change 1 in X of Popn Fly Tip
London Borough of Newham 40,449 +12% 6
Sheffield Council 50,041 -14% 11
London Borough of Hounslow 17,059 +30% 14
Great Yarmouth Council 6,759 -5% 14
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Council 19,281 -14% 15
London Borough of Enfield 19,486 +287% 15
London Borough of Lewisham 15,757 -59% 17
London Borough of Southwark 16,823 +84% 17
Sunderland City Council 15,751 +133% 18
Burnley Borough Council 4,401 +4% 19

Biggest increase in fly tipping incidents

Council 2010-11 Fly Tips 2011-12 Fly Tips Increase
Dudley Metropolitan Borough 817 4830 491%
Colchester Borough Council 247 1,057 328%
London Borough of Enfield 5,030 19,486 287%
Boston Borough Council 311 985 217%
Warrington Council 284 760 168%
Sunderland City Council 6,774 15,751 133%
Huntingdonshire Council 413 907 120%
Exeter City Council 431 937 117%
Cheltenham Borough Council 330 708 115%
South Somerset Council 919 1,790 95%

If you have any comments on our report or suggestions about improving the way in which fly-tipping is dealt with in your area, we’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below or contact our press team.

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