There were 67,000 incidents involving commercial waste in 2021/22, accounting for 6% of total incidents. This was an increase of 9% from the 62,000 incidents reported in 2020/21. There were 33,000 incidents of commercial waste in black bags and 34,000 incidents of other commercial waste in 2021/22.
There are also cases where longer-term fly tipping of an area has become a problem with areas that are remote being favoured for this illegal activity, wooded areas and remote back lanes adjoining farmers’ land has become the haunt of such activity, monitoring remote locations can be a problem due to connectivity and also coverage.
Fly tipping can quickly destroy an area of natural beauty or an area where walkers favour, most illegal fly tipping is from residential properties, but equally, some comes from industrial activities such as building and renovations where some toxic substances such as paint and other materials can be dumped having an adverse effect on the wildlife.