• Video report by ITV News consumer editor Chris Choi

Fly-tipping is on the increase in England with hard-pressed councils facing bigger clean-up bills but spending less on tackling those responsible.

Government figures show last year there were 675,000 incidents of household waste being illegally dumped in England.


incidents of household waste being dumped. Source: Defra


single items including furniture


fridges and other white goods

Anti-litter campaigners are also warning prosecutions against those who litter are not increasing.

"It is environmental damage on a gargantuan scale," Allison Ogden-Newton, the chief executive of Keep Britain Tidy campaign said.

"We have to stop this rubbish getting into the environment", she warned.