Local government association calls for new laws on serious fly-tipping

Local authorities need to be allowed to recover the cost of cleaning up after fly-tippers from the perpetrators, says the Local Government Association (LGA) as it was revealed that taxpayers paid £57m last year in clean-up costs, a 13% rise on the previous year.

Fly-tipped waste on a field
The LGA is calling on the government to allow local authorities to recover the costs of prosecutions

Local authorities need to be allowed to recover the cost of cleaning up after fly-tippers from the perpetrators, says the Local Government Association (LGA) as it was revealed that taxpayers paid £57m last year in clean-up costs, a 13% rise on the previous year.

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