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Local authority recorded fly-tipping
Annual data are published on StatsWales with a summary headline.
The annual report previously published as National Statistics was discontinued in 2014, following the consultation ‘Proposals concerning the publication of Official Statistics’. We have reinstated the publication of StatsWales tables and headline figures and whilst the figures are no longer designated as “National Statistics”, they continue to be published in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.
- During 2014-15, 31,713 (r) 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, 24,115 (r) 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.
(r) Revised on 8 March 2016 following the provision of additional data from one local authority.
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