There has been a staggering increase in the number of people being caught and prosecuted for fly tipping in Hull over the last year.
The figure has risen by fifty per cent - but it still costs taxpayers in the city more than one hundred and fifty thousand pounds a year to clear up the massive amount of rubbish that is dumped on the streets. Sarah Clark reports:
A group which represents landowners in North Yorkshire says it's preparing for a rise in cases of fly-tipping in the region over the Easter holiday.
The CLA is calling for new rules to tackle the problem, as it says too many people have to pay to get rid of rubbish dumped on their land. It's also lobbying the government for a new scheme which will allow dumped waste to be taken to the tip free of charge.
Fly tipping figures for East Lindsey over the past year have been released by the District Council.
East Lindsey District Council dealt with 1,876 incidents of fly-tipping from July 2012 to June 2013, compared to 1,567 the previous year.
Dealing with fly-tipping in East Lindsey costs Council taxpayers around £70,000 per year.
The Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment, Councillor Steve Newton, said: “Fly-tipping will not be tolerated and we will do all we can to catch offenders.
"Each year we spend thousands of pounds of tax-payers’ money clearing up after the irresponsible few people who do not properly dispose of their waste items.
“East Lindsey is a beautiful District and it is unacceptable that people take advantage of our rural area by dumping their unwanted items in lay-bys and ditches when there are plenty of legitimate ways in which they can be disposed of.”
It may look a nice place for an armchair - but it's one of the more unusual examples of fly-tipping spotted at a beauty spot in West Yorkshire.
The discovery, near Oxenhope, comes weeks after surveillance cameras were installed to help catch fly-tippers in the county.
However, the cameras need to be fixed to trees or other objects, but there were no such devices to be seen at this remote hilltop dumping ground.
If you fly tip in Hull you could face a criminal record and a fine - that is the message Hull City Council want to tell those who carry out the act.
It's part of a crackdown by the council, who've spent £150,000 cleaning up the problem in the last year. The number of complaints has also gone up by 25 percent 2,200 since May this year
New figures show Sheffield heads a league table as the fly-tipping capital of the region. More than 100,000 incidents of illegal dumping of rubbish have been reported by councils in the Calendar region over the last year. In Sheffield, there were more than 58,000.
Bradford, Doncaster, Scarborough, Wakefield and Leeds have also seen thousands of fly-tippers. It is costing millions of pounds to clear up the mess.