A new campaign is underway reminding householders it is a criminal offence to dispose of household items in the street.
Brighton & Hove City Council has joined a national publicity drive by Keep Britain Tidy called Crime Not To Care (# CrimeNotToCare).
Last year the council recorded over 2,600 cases of fly-tipping, costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds to clear up. Nationwide there are around half a million cases a year.
The council’s Cityclean staff are aiming to highlight 100 flytips in Brighton & Hove. They are handing out leaflets reminding people that leaving large items out in the street is a criminal offence and advising how to dispose of things properly – including via council special collections.
Residents are being urged to check that anyone collecting their waste has the required licence.
CCTV cameras are now being moved around fly-tipping hotspots to catch offenders.
See also: Fly-tippers beware