Hull City Council to spend extra £60k in fight against fly-tipping

Fly-tipped waste
Image caption Hull City Council said it prosecuted 130 people for fly-tipping last year

An extra £60,000 is to be spent dealing with an increase in fly-tipping incidents across Hull.

The city's council said it had received almost 5,000 reports of waste being illegally dumped in the past year, a rise of 25% on the previous year.

The money will be spent on extra workers and an educational campaign to discourage fly-tipping.

Clean-up work will start ahead of the city hosting the year-long City of Culture arts festival in 2017.

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Labour councillor Martin Mancey said: "There is no excuse for people dumping rubbish.

"There are household waste recycling centres at Burma Drive, Sutton Fields and Wiltshire Road, and every household is entitled to one free bulky item collection a year of up to five items."

Hull City Council said that last year it had prosecuted 130 people in addition to serving more than 1,000 enforcement notices and issuing about 200 fixed penalty notices for dumping waste.

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