40% rise in fly-tipping in Plymouth

    Some areas of South Devon saw declines in fly-tipping incidents

    There's been a 40% increase in fly-tipping in Plymouth, according to new figures. 

    Nationally, an average increase of 8% was reported by councils in England. 

    Government information shows our city's reported incidents increased from almost 14,000 in 2017-2018 to over 19,500 in 2018-2019. 

    The Local Government Association predicts fly-tipping costs taxpayers more than £57 million every year to clear up. 

    Exeter has also seen a rise (up 30%) and Teignbridge District Council (up 11%). Some areas in Devon, such as Torbay and the South Hams saw a fall in reported fly-tipping incidents.


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