Fall in Coventry fly-tipping incidents - The Coventry Observer

Fall in Coventry fly-tipping incidents

Coventry Editorial 10th Mar, 2023   0

The NUMBER of fly-tipping incidents across Coventry have fallen, new figures reveal.

According to the figures from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), between 2020 and 2021, the number of rubbish dumps across Coventry was 10,727.

But – for the year 2021 to 2022, that had fallen to 8,473 – a drop of over 20 per cent.

The city, like many other areas across the country, saw rises during the first year of the Covid pandemic, mainly due to the closure of household recycling centres.

As well as posing environmental health risks, the clean up of rubbish being dumped also leads to bills for landowners and local authorities.

Freddie Hamilton-Russell, of rural insurance broker Lycetts, said while the figures were encouraging, it was important landowners continued to remain vigilant if the downward trajectory was to continue.

He advised people to make their land more secure by locking gates when not in use, ensuring fences were in a good state of repair, cutting back hedged to improve visibility and consider installing lighting and security cameras.

As well as being an effective deterrent, they can also help secure successful prosecutions when needed.


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