Durham County Council is warning people will be investigated and face prosecution if they are caught fly-tipping during Christmas.
Durham County Council say fly-tippers are more likely than ever to be caught red-handed as extra CCTV cameras are being set up at hotspots throughout County Durham:
Ian Holt at Durham County Council talks about the cost of fly-tipping.
'Operation Stop' is a Durham County Council’s biggest ever crackdown on the illegal dumping of waste.
A survey by the GMB has found that Newcastle is the worst area in the North East and North Yorkshire for fly-tipping.