A recent report from the Local Government Association (LGA) shows how the problem of fly-tipping in Manchester has increased.
The LGA released an interactive report that details the extent of fly-tipping and its impact on the budgets of local authorities in England.
The report allows you to find information on the locations of fly-tipping incidents, the size and cost of the incidents and the cost of enforcement actions that can be explored in great detail.
As a North West business, we were particularly interested in the figures for our region and specifically for Manchester.
Manchester Fly-Tipping Statistics
The report shows how the North West region had a total of 143,451 incidents of fly-tipping reported in 2015/2016, with Manchester, in particular, showing a total of 22,251 incidents.
The number of fly-tipping incidents in Manchester has shown to rise since the previous year, from a figure of 18,907 incidents in 2014/2015.
The report also details where these incidents are occurring and how much it is costing our government to clear the fly-tipping and take further legal action. Such as how highways are the most common location for fly-tipping incidents, with 12,952 reported incidents.
There is a significant margin between this figure and the second highest-figure, which is a total of 5,732 reported fly-tipping incidents in back alleyways.
The figures for 2015/2016 show that it has cost Manchester £2.15 million to deal with fly-tipping incidents. This is a significant increase from the cost of £1.61 million from the year before.
The problem with fly-tipping can have a significant impact on many factors. This includes having a negative impact on the environment, a cost to local governments to fix the problem, and also the potential risk to human health & safety.
Whilst it’s disheartening to see the issue of fly-tipping on the rise in Manchester and across England, the figures from this report highlight the need for proper waste management standards to be followed for the sake of our economy and the environment.
Sourcing compliant and sustainable solutions for the disposal of waste is a primary focus for JWS because this has a beneficial impact on both North West businesses and our environment.
We understand that providing a secure, sustainable waste management service is key to minimising environmental impact and helping to cut down on costs for our North West customers.