The BBC Shared Data Unit found:
Large-scale Fly-Tipping - defined as tipper lorry load or more in size - has more than doubled in six years
Last year, councils faced a £12.8m bill to clear more than 36,200 large tips
Serious and organised waste crime is estimated to cost the UK economy at least £600 million a year
WCCTV, as the UK’s leading provider of Redeployable CCTV, have long been at the forefront of the fight against environmental crimes such as Fly-Tipping.
Notable success stories from recent years include Birmingham City Council’s deployment of WCCTV’s 4G IR Speed Domes with integrated ANPR.
By utilising Redeployable CCTV, which is designed for quick installation and portability, the Council’s enforcement team were able to target Fly-Tipping hot-spots across the city with incredible success.
Within two months, the cameras captured 15 Fly-Tipping incidents, and secured the arrest and prosecution of a prolific gang who had dumped over two-tonnes of waste.
Having worked with over 75% of the UK’s local authorities, this success is one of many. Other successes include:
Despite the recent statistics it would be fair to say the numbers could be significantly higher without the technology provided by WCCTV and the hard work and dedication of Environment Teams across the UK.
For more information on WCCTV’s Redeployable CCTV and ANPR solutions, and to learn more about how our products and managed services (including PIA assessments, installation, redeployments, footage downloads and more) can help you reduce Fly-Tipping, follow the links below or contact us on 0800 470 4630.