Flytipping in Hull has increased from 4368 incidents in 2015-16 to 5276 incidents last year. DEFRA has calculated the cost of flytipping in Hull at almost £250,000.
During the summer Boothferry councillor Maria Coward worked with volunteers to collect over fifty bags of rubbish, seven mattresses, gas canisters and a TV from Costello playing fields and Peter Pan Park. Sadly, it comes as little surprise to learn me that flytipping rates have increased again in the city.
Flytipping costs the Council huge amounts of money and can cause serious safety problems. The Council needs to take real action. It is just not good enough to rely on community volunteers when the problem is so widespread.