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Monday, 1 June 2015

England: Fly-Tipping Statistics; Local Authorities in England; Litter and Rubbish; New Fines and Fixed Penalty Notices; Low Conviction Rate in Past

Statistics for 2014

Fly-tipping is the illegal deposit of waste on land contrary to the Environmental Protection Act 1990. Local authorities and the Environment Agency both have a responsibility in respect of illegally deposited waste. This includes collecting data on their activity. This statistical notice covers data reported by the Local Authorities in England.

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On-the-spot £150 fines planned for litterbugs; new powers for Local Councils to issue fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping

"ON-THE-SPOT fines for dropping rubbish are set to double to £150 under government plans to combat the growing scourge of littering.

Liz Truss, the environment secretary, will also give councils new powers to issue fixed-penalty notices for fly-tipping, after complaints that local authorities have failed to act.

She stepped in amid warnings that litter is a growing menace in urban areas and is contaminating farm produce in the countryside.

Councils spend £1bn a year clearing up rubbish ranging from discarded sweet wrappers to abandoned white goods. But of the 852,000 recorded incidents of fly-tipping in England in 2013-14, just 2,000 resulted in a conviction".

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