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Local authority recorded fly-tipping

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  • Release date: 2 December 2015
  • Period covered: 2014-15
Summary of fly-tipping incidents, enforcement actions and prosecution outcomes.

Annual data are published on StatsWales with a summary headline.

Key points

  • During 2014-15, 31,411 fly-tipping incidents were reported by local authorities in Wales. This number has consistently fallen since a peak of over 60,000 incidents in 2007-08.
  • The number of fly-tipping incidents on highway land (i.e. public highways or roads) has increased slightly for the first time since 2007-08. The highest proportion of reported incidents (45 per cent) occurred on this type of land during 2014-15.
  • The proportion of fly-tipping incidents involving household waste decreased slightly to 68 per cent in 2014-15, from 70 per cent in 2013-14.
  • Estimated fly-tipping clearance costs have fallen from a peak of £3.1 million in 2007-08, to £1.8 million in 2014-15.
  • During 2014-15, 24,044 enforcement actions were taken in Wales; a decrease on the 24,701 taken in 2013-14. Of those where local authorities carried out prosecutions, 81 per cent resulted in a fine.


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