Fly Tipping Hits 10-Year High
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Fly tipping hits 10-year high as campaigners say problem fuelled by complex rubbish bin rules
Fly tipping has reached a 10-year high in England, as campaigners warn the problem may have been fuelled by confusion over complex waste disposal rules.
Councils reported 1,072,000 incidents of illegal dumping in 2018/19, reaching the highest level since 2008/09 after an increase of 8% on the previous year, according to figures from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
Nearly two-thirds of cases involved household rubbish and mostly featured waste abandoned on roads and pavements, prompting suggestions the offending was linked to the bin policy of councils.
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