Grants totalling £775,000 will help councils roll out a range of projects to crack down on fly-tipping, Environment Minister Rebecca Pow announced today (Saturday 8 April).
In Nottinghamshire, Mansfield District Council is the only council to benefit from a grant.
Twenty-one local authorities will benefit from the grants, with schemes such as roadside CCTV and social media campaigns in Plymouth and targeted surveillance at hotspot areas in Pendle. Other projects will include:
- CCTV – portable CCTV cameras to patrol and capture footage across Northumberland
- Barriers – anti-climb fencing to protect neighbourhood areas in Hyndburn, including community orchards and wildflower meadows
- Better waste infrastructure – larger recycling bins in better locations in Mansfield to make sure the public have access to correct disposal approach
Councils will have six months to roll out their initiatives, before sharing how this worked in practice and helping other councils to develop similar schemes.
The new grants announced today will build on the successes of the first round of projects, which provided £450,000 to 11 councils last year.
This second grant scheme complements wider action we are taking to tackle fly-tipping and waste crime. We have consulted on reforming the waste carrier, broker, dealer regime, introducing mandatory digital waste tracking and preventing councils from charging for the disposal of DIY waste at local tips.