Fly-tipping in this country is reaching epidemic proportions. A recent report revealed that many local authorities are dealing with up to 50 incidents a day, with some dealing with up to 100 per day.
Research carried out by Keep Britain Tidy with the public shows that there is a staggering lack of understanding about their role in preventing fly-tipping. This week the Nottingham Post reported on one of the worst cases of fly tipping and the article can be read here.
A campaign was launched earlier this year by Keep Britain Tidy and tweets, related to this campaign, can be read from #CrimeNotToCare.
Is it time for a rethink for council? Closing recycling centres and withdrawing free collections is, inevitably, contributing to the £50 million plus cost (201-15) to councils.