Cost of Leeds fly-tipping is revealed

Fly-tipping cost Leeds City Council more than £1.3m in clear-up costs last year.

Monday, 15th January 2018, 8:08 am
Updated Monday, 15th January 2018, 8:10 am
MESSY: The Government has proposed new measures to tackle fly-tipping.

Figures from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) reveal the drain on local authority budgets from illegal-dumped waste. Clearing up after fly-tippers cost councils in England more than £57m in 2016-17.

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The Government has announced new measures to help tackle fly-tipping and illegal waste.

The Environment Agency will be able to block access to problem waste sites.

Stricter rules on waste permits and more powers for councils to fine people whose waste is illegal dumped are also proposed.