Press release

Fly-tipping in England: annual statistics

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Fly-tipping incidents in England have decreased by nine per cent between the financial years 2010-11 and 2011-12 to 744,000 incidents.

Fly-tipping incidents in England have decreased by nine per cent between the financial years 2010-11 and 2011-12 to 744,000 incidents. The Official Flytipping Statistics for England for 2011/12 can be viewed on the Defra website at http://www.defra.gov.uk/statistics/environment/waste/flytipping-in-england-annual-statistics/

Key points:

• Local Authorities dealt with over 744,000 incidents of fly-tipping in 2011/12, a nine per cent decrease from 2010/11.

• Nearly two thirds of fly-tips involved household waste.

• Nearly 43 per cent of all fly-tips occurred on the highway. Most fly-tips consisted of a small van load of material or less.

• The estimated cost of clearance of fly-tipping to Local Authorities was £37.4 million, about nine per cent reduction over 2010/11.

• Local Authorities carried out around 490,000 enforcement actions at an estimated cost of £17.6 million. This is a 14 per cent decrease in actions over 2010/11.

• There were nearly 2,800 prosecutions, of which 99.6 per cent resulted in conviction.