Fly-tipping down over 21%

Tuesday 5 November 2019 Fly-tipping down over 21%


New figures show that Ashfield District Council is winning the fight against fly-tippers.

Latest figures show a decrease of over 21% in fly-tipping service requests compared with last year.

In the period between May 2019 and October 2019, Ashfield District Council received 483 service requests for fly-tips. This figure is down by 130 (21.4%) compared to the 619 requests in the same period in 2018.

The Council has put in place a range of initiatives to fight fly-tippers. This includes buying a number of camouflaged cameras which have been deployed in fly-tipping hotspots across Ashfield.  

Sting operations have also been carried out as part of the BIG Ashfield Spring Clean and throughout the past six months, targeting rogue waste contractors who do not dispose of waste responsibly.

Councillor Jason Zadrozny, Leader of the Council said: "One of this Council's number one priorities is to improve our environment. I would like to thank our fantastic Environment Team for their hard work in making Ashfield a cleaner place for all.

“Every bit of fly-tipping is now thoroughly investigated and we will do everything we can to identify the culprits. As a Council, we are determined to clean up our District and these latest figures show that we are doing exactly that."