Fly-tipped rubbish dealt with in Surrey has dropped by more than half compared with a year ago, new figures from Surrey County Council have shown.
Some 206 tonnes of fly-tipped waste were collected by district and borough councils in October compared with 469 in the same month last year – a drop of 263 tonnes.
In September, 500 tonnes were collected – down more than 200 tonnes on the same month last year.
Mike Goodman, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning, said: “The volume of fly-tipped waste we’ve disposed of has fallen by more than half compared with last October which is good news for local taxpayers because it means the bill for getting rid of illegally dumped rubbish is also falling. On top of that, the amount we’ve dealt with since April is 1,000 tonnes down on the same period last year but we recognise there is more to do and that there are local concerns about fly-tipping which is why we are stepping up coordinated action against the problem with district and borough councils.”