The event will highlight the social costs of environmental crime throughout the UK and the key technological innovations that can assist those tasked with reducing fly-tipping and illegal dumping to reduce occurrences and secure prosecutions against offenders.
The statistics relating to fly-tipping in the UK are startling:
For the 2016/17 year, local authorities in England dealt with around 1 million fly-tipping incidents
67% of fly-tips involved household waste
The most common place for fly-tipping to occur was on highways, which accounted for almost half (49%) of total incidents in 2016/17
The estimated cost of clearance for fly-tipping to local authorities in England in 2016/17 was £57.7 million.
Local authorities carried out 474,000 enforcement actions in 2016/17, costing around £16 million
The event will feature presentations from leading figures in working to reduce environmental crime, and will also see WCCTV present its key
WCCTV has vast experience in helping its clients in the public sector tackle fly-tipping and secure prosecutions. Examples can be found below:
The event is free to attend for public sector workers, reserve your place today by clicking the link below.