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Fly-tipping and Litter

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 914633, tabled on 22 April 2021

What steps his Department is taking to support local authorities in tackling (a) littering and (b) fly-tipping.

Answered on

22 April 2021

In recent years, we have bolstered local authorities’ powers to tackle litter and fly-tipping. We have increased and introduced new penalties for littering and fly-tipping and given councils the power to stop and seize vehicles of suspected fly-tippers. We also continue to campaign to raise awareness of the impacts of littering to support behaviour change and we are providing funding of just under a million pounds to help 44 local authorities purchase new litter bins.

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