England’s fly-tipping shame: Illegal dumpings tip over a million for first time but enforcement action drops

England's fly-tipping shame has hit record levels with more than a million illegal dumpings in the last year.

Household rubbish accounted for around two thirds of the 1,002,154 cases recorded by local councils in 2016/2017.

The clean-up operation cost £57.7 million, new figures show – while £16 million was spent on 474,000 enforcement actions.

The 7% increase in fly-tipping is the fourth annual rise in a row but the first time the cases have surpassed a million.

Full Article: http://www.itv.com/news/2017-10-19/englands-fly-tipping-shame-illegal-dumpings-tip-over-a-million-for-first-time/

So why are people dumping illegally? The answer is England is island with oppressively high taxes on everything, including trash pick-up.  So, what is cheaper:

  1. Paying to throw you old credenza
  2. Abandoning it at the side of the ride and possibly pay a fine

Yeap, option is almost always the cheaper option.