Flytipping in Brent increasing, figures reveal.

Brent is second in the country for fining flytippers

Brent is second in the country for fining flytippers - Credit: Archant

The number of fly-tipping incidents in Brent has risen to 18,000 in the last year.

The statistics, compiled by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, reveal Brent had the eighth-highest number of fly-tipping cases per 1,000 people across the country.

More than 1,200 more cases were reported in Brent than in 2016-17.

Cllr Krupa Sheth, Brent’s lead member for the environment, said: “There has been a rise in reported illegally dumped waste nationally, and, unfortunately, Brent is no exception.

“We take a zero-tolerance approach to this crime and were one of the first local authorities to begin using the new legislative powers back in 2016.”

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Officers have handed out almost 900 warnings and fixed penalty notices this year.

Cllr Sheth added: “These activities are part of our ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign. [...] Dumping waste and littering will not be accepted in our borough.”

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