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Fly-tipping

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what volume of waste he estimates was illegally fly-tipped in each year since March 2005, broken down by the nature of the waste. (103246)

Flycapture, the national fly-tipping database, records summary data on incidents of fly-tipping broken down by waste type, land type and size of fly-tip.

Flycapture data for April 2005 to March 2006 were released on 31 July 2006 and are reproduced below:

Number of incidents of fly-tipping by waste type reported to Flycapture by local authorities in England between April 2005 and March 2006

Waste type

Number of incidents

Animal carcass

9,307

Green

46,833

Vehicle parts

18,449

White goods

64,878

Other electrical

24,049

Tyres

25,379

Asbestos

3,051

Clinical

2,786

Construction/demolition/excavation

53,329

Black bags commercial

51,837

Black bags household

194,111

Chemical drums, oil or fuel

4,329

Other household waste

327,539

Other commercial waste

38,257

Other (unidentified):sid1621 8230

152,458

Number of incidents of fly-tipping by size reported to Flycapture by local authorities in England between April 2005 and March 2006

Size of fly-tip

Number of incidents

Single item

285,942

Car boot or less

307,474

Small van load

236,510

Transit van load

124,715

Tipper lorry load

24,245

Significant multi loads

6,676

Further information can be found on the DEFRA website:

http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/localenv/flytipping/flycapture.htm