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

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

By The Newsroom
Monday, 6th March 2017, 3:59 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:57 am
Flytipping is on the increase across the East Midlands.
Flytipping is on the increase across the East Midlands.

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.