‘Almost 30% of Britons don’t know fly-tipping is breaking the law’

One in eight UK residents admit to illegal fly-tipping, according to a new report

Fly-tipping ‘increases across more than half of UK councils’

More than 90% of household waste recycling centres are now closed, with the remainder suffering high levels of disruption, according to a new survey

UK announces £9.75m cash boost for councils to clean up high streets

It comes ahead of the ‘National High Street Perfect Day’, a locally led and funded community clean-up planned for this summer

Fixed £300 penalty for fly-tipping in Wales comes into force

The Welsh Government said more than 60% of fly-tipped waste comes from households

Bristol appoints new company to fight environmental crime

People who commit offences such as dropping litter will be given fixed penalty notices

Environment Agency to crack down on illegal waste

The Environment Agency (EA) is to introduce new powers to tackle the serious problem of waste crime and open a consultation surrounding the crack-down on illegal sites. That’s according to Environment Minister Therese Coffey, who said waste crime cost England more than £600 million in 2015, including lost landfill tax revenues and clean-up costs. She […]

Councils given power to seize waste crime vehicles

Enforcement officers will be given more power to deal with those suspected of being involved in fly-tipping. The new legislation, which was introduced in Parliament yesterday, will allow local authorities to stop, search and seize vehicles, making it easier for them to crack down on waste crime. They are expected to come into force from […]

Do you have a new idea on preventing litter?

Businesses, local authorities and third sector organisations are being invited to put forward new ideas to help prevent and tackle the impact of litter and fly-tipping across Scotland. Zero Waste Scotland today launched three funding programmes – Infrastructure and Enforcement Fund, Innovation Fund and Product and Service Development Fund – worth £700,000 but told ELN […]

Scotland launches new strategy to encourage recycling

A new strategy that aims to reduce litter and increase recycling has been launched by the Scottish Government. Around 250 million bits of visible litter are dropped in Scotland every year, damaging the environment and posing a risk to public health, with littering and fly-tipping costing around £53 million of public money, according to the […]