Ensuring a sustainable environment

Taking action against fly-tipping

Durham County Council

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Durham County Council

Durham County Council

Durham County Council is delivering its award winning “Operation Stop It” a multi-agency approach involving the Council, Police, Environment Agency and Crimestoppers to tackle fly tipping. This has involved awareness campaigns, increasing outlets for legal trade waste disposal, and installing CCTV at fly tipping hotspots to catch criminals, even confiscating and crushing their vehicles. The work is seen as national best practice and since its launch there has been a 23 per cent reduction in fly-tipping across the county, resulting in a saving of more than £100,000 in clean-up and disposal costs.