Hull fly-tippers’ bill comes to £16K

Published: Monday 1st June 2015 by The News Editor

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Fly-tipping residents in Hull handed over a total of £16,000-plus in fines over 2013/14, according to a new study.

Only seven other councils throughout Wales and England paid out more, Sunday Mirror journalists reported.

But even Hull’s £16,405 was dwarved by Burnley, the most-fined location, with £59,295.

The newspaper’s investigation discovered that local authorities throughout Wales and England invest £45.2 million every year in the war on fly-tipping. This is enough, Sunday Mirror journalists reported, to fund 2,000 additional nurses.

Newham had the most number of reported fly-tipping incidents at 67,930. In addition, the London borough’s local authority spent £3 million fighting unlawfully dumped waste – more than any other council.

The year 2014/15 also saw an unprecedented 852,000 documented cases of waste which people had unlawfully dumped – an average of one incident per 37 seconds.

The newspaper’s study revealed that the amount of residents nationwide discarding old mattresses and broken fridges has increased by around 20% over a year.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Monday 1st June 2015 by The News Editor

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