LGA calls for more powers as fly-tipping clean-up bill hits £50m

Mark Moran
09 December 2016
 

Local authorities are using new powers to seize and crush vehicles used by fly-tippers. Councils are also calling for the closure of a legal loophole that means enforcement officers have to give some fly-tippers seven days written warning before inspecting them and seizing evidence.

The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents more than 370 councils in England and Wales, said the cost of clearing up fly-tipping in England has hit nearly £50m, with councils having to deal with...

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