More fines being issued to fly-tippers according to latest figures

A mountain of rubbish off the A31 near Alresford Credit: ITV Meridan

Councils across the South have dealt with more than 35 thousand cases of flytipping in the last year.

According to new Government figures, most cases involved domestic waste that is left along main roads.

A mountain of rubbish was recently found in a layby off the A31 near Alresford in Hampshire.

Hoards of rubbish have also been illegally dumped at a site in Havant, which is being dubbed the south’s ‘worst piece of fly-tipping’ and measures 100m by 100m.

Nationally more than a million cases of fly-tipping have been investigated by local authorities, which is slightly down on last year.

However, figures have said the number of people being fined for fly-tipping has increased.