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Illegal WASTE dumping costs more than £100m a year 

Dumping is a threat to legitimate waste business

11 January 2018 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal

The Country and Land Business Association recently estimated the cost of cleaning-up unauthorised dumping of waste at between £100 million and £150 million each year. 

The association also said local councils have issued around 56,000 fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping in 2016 alone. 

In November 2017, in its report Waste Crime - Britain's Dirty Secret, the Environmental Services Association (ESA) – the body representing waste professionals – said waste crime remains a substantial threat to the legitimate waste sector.

It added that the resources available to tackle it are "coming under increasing pressure" and contended that cutting enforcement expenditure "seems a false economy".