Fly tipping reports increase in North East by thousands
Date of alert:
Thursday, 27 January 2022
FLY-TIPPING reports have increased dramatically across the North East over the last two years, with some areas reporting thousands more cases since 2019.
According to the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), a total of 81,867 fly-tipping incidents were recorded across the region in 2020/21, up from 64,628 during the previous 12-months.
Figures show that Newcastle is the North East's worst area for fly-tipping, with 16,150 incidents reported in 2020/21 – an increase of 4,750 from the previous year.