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App to combat £2m issue of fly-tipping in Wales

An app has been developed to combat the problem of fly-tipping which costs the Welsh taxpayer £2m a year.

Council waste officers will use a smart phone to log, photograph and plot fly-tipping incidents onto a GPS mapping system in real time.

It will pinpoint fly-tipping hotspots in Carmarthenshire, Gwynedd, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Newport, Denbighshire and Cardiff.

The current system just logs data on to a spreadsheet.

The Flymapper was developed by Fly-tipping Action Wales and the organisation's programme manager Gary Evans spoke to Oliver Hides.

  • 20 Aug 2014
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