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Cleaning up after the flytippers

Southampton has come top of the league in a new study of the places worst affected by flytipping in the South East.

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Is the south becoming a dumping ground for rubbish?

A report has revealed that Southampton - more than anywhere else in the west of the region - suffers most from flytipping.

The figures - from the Department for Energy, Food and Rural Affairs - show there were more than eight and a half thousand incidents last year. Basingstoke came 4th, Brighton and Hove 6th and Reading, the Test Valley, Portsmouth and Crawley - were all in the top 15.

Our councils are paying out millions of pounds each year to clean up the mess - but is it enough?

Click below for the full report for the west of the region

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