The Canal and River Trust have to rely on an army of volunteers to tackle fly-tipping. They're using special boats to get to hard-to-reach parts.
The embankment on the West Coast mainline even has an industrial crate that has rolled down. Local residents say the problem extends further around the area.
Fly-tipping rates on the rise since the first lockdown in March. One man was threatened with a crowbar when he confronted illegal dumpers.