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More than 12,000 fly-tips in last year cost Redbridge Council £136,563

PUBLISHED: 15:35 24 October 2017 | UPDATED: 15:40 24 October 2017

A number of mattresses were dumped next to an anti-flytipping poster in Ley Steet in Ilford earlier today. Photo: Ken Mears

A number of mattresses were dumped next to an anti-flytipping poster in Ley Steet in Ilford earlier today. Photo: Ken Mears

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More than 12,000 fly-tipping incidents were reported in Redbridge over the last financial year, according to government data.

This is three times as many recorded rubbish dumps than in neighbouring Havering and almost six times as in Barking and Dagenham.

According to the statistics, published last week by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), in Redbridge clearance costs came to £136,563.

There were 64 fly-tipped animal carcasses, 21 incidents of Asbestos being dumped and 19 cases were tipper lorries had dumped rubbish.

Fly-tippers are often caught through eagle-eyed CCTV operatives flagging up suspicious behaviour or enforcement officers sifting through rubbish to find clues to identify the culprits.

Redbridge Council has prosecuted several cases in court, including a woman who dumped her ex-boyfriend’s belongings after a row, the Body Shop, which was fined £100,000 for leaving cardboard boxes in Ilford, and a man who dumped a speedboat down a residential street.

This year the council spent more than £100,000 on rubbish left by Travellers.

To report fly-tipping visit https://my.redbridge.gov.uk/report/fly-tip.


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