Fly-Tipping Statistics

Here are some facts and figures about fly-tipping statistics. You can avoid being fined or imprisoned for fly-tipping by using a licensed waste carrier or hiring a skip from Martlands.

Fly-Tipping Statistics

In 2017/18, local authorities in England dealt with almost a million (998,000) fly-tipping incidents. That is a decrease of 1% from the 1,011,000 that were reported in 2016/17. Before that, it had been increasing every year since 2013/14.

 Two-thirds of fly-tipping incidents involve household waste.

The most common place that fly-tipping happens is on highways, accounting for almost half (47%) of all the incidents in 2017/18. The number has decreased by 7% from 2016/17 but is still the most common.

The most common size category of fly-tipping incidents in 2017/18 was a ‘small van load’ (33% of total incidents). This was followed by a ‘car boot or less’ (28%).

In 2017/18, 4% of total incidents (34,000) were the size of a ‘tipper lorry load’ or bigger. For large scale fly-tipping incidents like these, the total cost of clearance to English local authorities in 2017/18 was £12.2 million. That compares to £9.9 million in 2016/17.

Local authorities carried out nearly half a million (494,000) enforcement actions in 2017/18, up massively from just 18,000 actions in 2016/17.

 The number of fixed penalty notices being issued has increased by 20%. The total was 69,000 in 2016/17 – an increase of 91% on the 2015/16 figures. After investigations, it is the second most common enforcement action.

 In 2017/18, nearly half (44%) of local authorities in England provided a voluntary breakdown of fixed penalty notices. For these authorities, 11% of the fixed penalty notices were issued for small scale fly-tipping, 52% for littering and 37% for other offences.

Martlands Skip Hire

Don’t risk a fly-tipping fine: always use a fully licensed waste carrier. To discover more about hiring a skip, call Martlands Skip Hire on a local number listed below:-

Burscough Skip Hire 01704 779345
Wigan Skip Hire 01942 417456
Bamber Bridge Skip Hire 01772 364 399
Chorley Skip Hire 01257 752399
Leyland Skip Hire 01772 364399
Maghull Skip Hire 0151 909 6399

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