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Illegal dumping levels reach tipping point
The Local Government Association, which represents over 370 councils in England & Wales, wants more manufacturers & retailers of bulky items to voluntarily provide 'take back' services – where people can hand in their old mattresses & furniture when they buy new items.  They are also urging firms to contribute to the clear-up costs – as councils have to fork out almost £50m annually.  Councils dealt with 850,000 fly-tipping incidents in 2013/14 – up 20% from the previous year.
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LGA:  Fly-tipping: Councils call for urgent action to save the nation's countryside

Report fly-tipping - GOV.UK

Fly-tipping and the Law - Keep Britain Tidy

Government announces crackdown on illegal fly-tipping

New GPS system to help Welsh Government crack down on fly-tipping

Working towards a fly-tipping free Wales

Ministers challenge back-door bin tax that would fuel fly-tipping

Environmental Offences Guideline: Consultation report published

Government urged to close car litter lout loophole

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