What a lot of rubbish!

Rubbish dumped in kent
Rubbish dumped in Kent Credit: ITV Meridian

Council officers in the South are being forced to deal with more cases of fly-tipping as people try to avoid the costs of recycling by dumping rubbish.

A new survey by the GMB shows that officers in Southampton were called to 8,708 cases of fly-tipping, the highest across the South.

While in Medway the local authority dealt with 3,130 separate incidents including a case where a man dumped builder's rubbish onto the door of a charity shop.

Community Officer at Medway Council Simon Harwood called out to fly tipping in Chatham
Community Officer at Medway Council Simon Harwood called out to fly tipping in Chatham Credit: ITV Meridian

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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.