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Wakefield in top 10 of flytipping hotspots in the country

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  • Local authorities in England dealt with over 1 million fly-tipping incidents, 2016/17
  • The estimated cost of clearance for fly-tipping was £57.7 million in 2016/17
  • Two thirds (67%) of total fly-tipping incidents involved household waste – an 8% rise
  • Bradford is the local authority that reported the largest number of residential fly-tipping incidents

Wakefield is the tenth worst for residential flytipping, it has been revealed.

Troubled by the notion that fly-tipping is on the rise, and in particular household waste, Sellhousefast.uk took to analysing the number of fly-tipping incidents reported on residential land across Englan to determine which areas may be the worst affected.

Topping the list was Bradford with 852.

Leicester was listed second with 745 followed by County Durham with 534 incidents.

Wakefield was 10th with 258.

Robby du Toit, managing director of Sellhousefast, said: “Household rubbish, white goods and garden waste are among the most frequently fly-tipped items.

“It is so important for homeowners to dispose of their unwanted items responsibly. It’s a shared task and perhaps, more needs to be done to encourage individuals to recycle. Services need to expose more clearly where relevant help and information can be found.”

However, it isn’t all unwelcome news, as local authorities such as Lichfield, Shropshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Warwick reported zero incidents of fly-tipping on residential land in 2016/17.

It is important to note many local authorities have started to improve the way they capture and report fly-tips over the past few years.