MALVERN Hills has the best record in the West Midlands for fly-tipping, a new study has revealed.
The study has been conducted by national firm Reliable Skip Hire which shows Malvern recording just 2.95 fly-tipping incidents per 1,000 people.
This is far below the national average for England, which stands at 19.07 incidents per 1,000 people.
Reliable Skip Hire has analysed Defra’s latest stats to discover where fly-tipping rates, for example, the illegal practice of leaving liquid or solid waste on land or in water, are highest across the country.
The data was then compared to each city’s population.
Sandwell was ranked as the worst area for fly-tipping in the region, while
Coventry, Telford and Wrekin, Birmingham and Tamworth completed the top five.
Paul Bennett, Operations Director at Reliable Skip, commented on the findings: “Fly-tipping in England is a growing concern.
“The data shows that there were around 714,000 incidents of fly-tipping recorded in England in 2012/13, a figure which has gone up to more than one million in 2021/22 – more than a 50 per cent increase over ten years.
“More than £7 million in fines have been handed out during that period, and people need to note that there are legal and responsible ways to dispose of waste and unwanted goods which won’t damage public spaces or break the law.”