Now, this is a surprise, isn’t it?

Fly-tipping incidents in England surged last year as bin collections were suspended during the pandemic, according to government figures.

Local authorities dealt with 1.13 million cases of rubbish dumped on highways and in beauty spots in 2020-21, up 16 per cent from 980,000 the previous year.

Who would have thought it?

And of course making dumping rubbish more expensive by charging more for landfill, regulating landfill more, wouldn’t have had the same effect, would it?

4 thoughts on “Now, this is a surprise, isn’t it?”

  1. “And of course making dumping rubbish more expensive by charging more for landfill, regulating landfill more, wouldn’t have had the same effect, would it?”

    Just like the recent admission that vehicle tax evasion has increased since motorists are no longer required to display Tax Discs in their windscreens…

  2. Isn’t the failure to reform the landfill regulations another example of not taking back control because beyond the oft-repeated soundbite there is nothing of substance going on and the UK still maintains EU-imposed constraints?

  3. Working for a council department in a big Northern city that deals with “Street Cleansing”, it’s the scumbag, diverse population that are the problem…

  4. The Powers That Be are making it more and more difficult to throw rubbish away. Not only do they require your rubbish to be separated and put into the correct bins (which don’t take everything) but the same applies to refuse dumps where you have to unload rubbish into the appropriate ‘bays’.

    And on top of that they will only take certain items (e.g. paint) at certain dumps, and dumps are closed on some days of the week.

    Is it any wonder that some people fly tip? Plus house clearance is going to be very expensive in the future…

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