Cllr Roy Miller, Spokesperson for Place, said: “Nationally and locally, fly tipping continues to be a significant problem. Fly-tipping costs the taxpayer thousands of pounds each year which could be spent on other services. We’re continuing the fight against fly-tippers in Barnsley, by making good use of technology and CCTV, social media and enforcement powers.
“Through our #EverybodyThink campaign we continue to remind residents to think carefully about how and where they get rid of unwanted items and rubbish. We saw a 12% reduction in fly-tipping from 16/17 to 17/18 when the national average was a 1% reduction; figures currently show Barnsley has a 2% reduction this year from the same point last year, so we are moving in the right direction.”
“We’d like to encourage people to keep supporting our efforts by reporting fly-tipping and sharing our social media messages; together we can make a difference and change behaviour. Fly-tipping in Barnsley can be reported online at barnsley.gov.uk/flytipping”