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Fly Tipping: Domestic Wastes

Volume 464: debated on Friday 19 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of fly-tipping incidents were accounted for by household waste in each year for which the Flycapture database holds figures. (158093)

Flycapture, the national fly-tipping database, records the number of incidents of fly-tipping in which household waste is the predominate waste type. It does not record whether it is householders, businesses or illegal waste operators that actually fly-tip the waste.

The following table lists the percentage of fly-tips classified as household waste since Flycapture was introduced:

Flycapture year

Percentage of household waste

2004-05

55.4

2005-06

76.7

2006-07

77.0

2004-05 was the first year of the Flycapture database with 174 (49 per cent.) of local authorities submitting the required 12 monthly returns. This rose to 313 (88 per cent.) in 2005-06 and 323 (91 per cent.) in 2006-07.