Somerset

Somerset fly-tipping cases cut by waste inspection campaign

Fly-tipping incidents across part of Somerset have fallen by 77% since the launch of a crackdown, the local authority said.

Since July, North Somerset Council has been inspecting the contents of illegally dumped rubbish to try and identify who is responsible.

If the rubbish contains evidence such as paperwork, the person is sent a letter threatening a £60 fine.

The council said the scheme has achieved "huge results".

Since the start of the campaign, more than 360 properties have received warning letters.

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