Council spend £87,000 on flytipping in Bassetlaw but dish out only £2,000 in fines

Flytipping is on the increase across the East Midlands.
Flytipping is on the increase across the East Midlands.

Council chiefs spent almost £7,000 investigating local flytipping last year - but the culprits were fined just £2,000.

New government statistics show that flytipping in Bassetlaw has risen by 50 per cent over the last four years, from 897 reported incidents in 2012-13, to 1,346 in 2015-16.

The cost of clearing up after flytippers set back taxpayers more than £80,000 last year.

That includes spending £32,000 on small van load clearances, and £11,000 on clearances with transit vans.

While some areas such as Sunderland, Lewes, Lancaster and South Lakeland saw the amount of flytipping incidents falls by almost three-quarters over the four years since 2012, others told a different story.

In Hackney, London, there was tenfold increase in flytipping, from 599 incidents to 6,917 in just four years.