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.