Fly-tipping

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 30th July 2019.

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Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Labour, Barnsley East

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the proportion of fly-tipping incidents that were categorised as car boot sized in (a) Barnsley, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) England in each year since 2010.

Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Labour, Barnsley East

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the proportion of fly-tipping incidents that contained household waste in (a) Barnsley, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) England in each year since 2010.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The proportion of fly tipping incidents reported by local authorities and published in annual statistics on a financial year basis, that are categorised as car boot sized is summarised in the table below. The detailed breakdown is only available from 2011/12.

Year

Barnsley

South Yorkshire*

All England

2011/12

9%

49%

32%

2012/13

11%

40%

29%

2013/14

9%

34%

29%

2014/15

18%

29%

29%

2015/16

25%

36%

29%

2016/17

35%

32%

27%

2017/18

27%

21%

27%

*Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/env24-fly-tipping-incidents-and-actions-taken-in-england

The main ‘household’ categories for fly tipping waste include ‘black bag – household’ and ‘other household waste’, which could include the results of house or shed clearances, old furniture, carpets and the waste from small scale DIY works. There are also separate categories for white goods, electrical items and green waste which may originate from household or commercial sources. It is not possible to distinguish the original source. Incidents for these are much lower than the other two household categories so for this purpose the figures below do relate just to ‘black bags – household’ and ‘other household’ incidents.

The proportion of fly tipping incidents reported by local authorities and published in annual statistics on a financial year basis, that contain household waste for these two main categories is summarised in the table below. The detailed breakdown is only available from 2012/13.

Year

Barnsley

South Yorkshire*

All England

2012/13

71%

80%

67%

2013/14

66%

76%

66%

2014/15

66%

67%

66%

2015/16

78%

72%

67%

2016/17

77%

69%

67%

2017/18

70%

62%

66%

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/env24-fly-tipping-incidents-and-actions-taken-in-england.

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