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Data Provider: Welsh Government Recorded fly-tipping incidents by local authority

These figures are published as Official Statistics. The total number of fly-tipping incidents recorded by local authorities in Wales should be greater or equal to the total number of fly-tipping incidents by size, as it relates to the fly-tipping incidents cleared by the local authority only, not those cleared by others. However, after carrying out quality assurance checks on historic data this was found not to be the case for 2007-08 and 2010-11. To ensure this issue doesn’t occur in future years, validation processes will be improved to ensure consistency between data relating to incidents recorded by local authorities and incidents cleared by local authorities.

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[Collapse]Wales54,84161,99555,34948,17941,75036,41134,87632,93431,71336,25938,61435,434
WalesIsle of Anglesey1,5302,6131,9991,5851,0458011,1031,3201,7671,8312,0101,567
Gwynedd1,034878541511648527371514529645624461
Conwy1,3281,3361,5801,0091,3611,0559359259801,0781,3511,540
Denbighshire1,0869913,7935,1892,5152,2492,1442,2061,4461,1201,0041,207
Flintshire958903746785697911911899938898800774
Wrexham7069932,1163,2791,7591,022505476235158186215
Powys8551,5842,4352,0331,6145516586828041,0191,0131,436
Ceredigion441480356317327270253317446390252240
Pembrokeshire7278196606936347327101,1638181,1991,5211,323
Carmarthenshire1,6491,2151,4871,6191,5421,5161,3631,4381,3069721,7322,939
Swansea7,4017,3235,0814,0422,9022,0032,7052,7024,4156,0403,6461,766
Neath Port Talbot1,6311,5571,0498331,1372,1071,4061,2691,2671,2711,0501,056
Bridgend1,0742,0424826648276848541,0331,0861,0861,2831,604
Vale of Glamorgan2,6301,5461,3911,5981,3889798331,048906532612324
Rhondda Cynon Taff3,4783,2573,9503,9614,4483,8643,1933,9354,2524,0234,2523,349
Merthyr Tydfil1,5471,4821,5671,3548501,1281,4161,3201,0101,6821,9702,273
Caerphilly3,1162,7252,1951,5602,6801,6181,4792,6092,0522,3591,9921,773
Blaenau Gwent285394381230237177334483726723845955
Torfaen594871795746361316363410590905794696
Monmouthshire846812837659645599446501407303414420
Newport1331,6373,4554,0152,6482,0141,9821,5781,8281,8113,2703,588
Cardiff21,79226,53718,45311,49711,48511,28810,9126,1063,9056,2147,9935,928

Metadata

Title
Local Authority Recorded Fly-tipping

Last update
November 2018 November 2018

Next update
November 2019

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
WasteDataFlow, Natural Resources Wales

Contact email
stats.environment@gov.wales

Designation
None

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local authorities

Geographical coverage
Local authorities

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description
Summary of fly-tipping incidents, enforcement actions and prosecution outcomes.

Data collection and calculation
The statistics are based on the returns made by local authorities to the Waste Data Flow database. The statistics do not cover fly-tipping incidents on private land, and not all incidents of fly-tipping will be reported to the local authority.

The costs for the size categories (single items, single black bags, car boot or less, small van loads and transit van loads) are set in the system based on national averages. For the other categories (tipper lorry loads and significant multiple loads), the costs are entered by the local authority. As these costs vary, a rise or decrease in incidents will not necessarily have the same rise or decrease in costs.

It should be noted that prosecutions do not necessarily take place in the same year as the relevant fly-tipping incident occurs.

Whilst fly-tipping figures are no longer designated as “National Statistics”, they continue to be published in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Frequency of publication
Annual

Data reference periods
2006-07 onwards

Users, uses and context
Data on fly-tipping in Wales is collected in order to help the Welsh Government, local authorities and other agencies to monitor the situation in Wales

Revisions information
Revisions are marked with an (r).

Keywords
Fly-tipping

Statistical quality
The statistics are based on the returns made by local authorities to the Waste Data Flow database. The statistics do not cover fly-tipping incidents on private land, and not all incidents of fly-tipping will be reported to the local authority.

Further data is provided in the Quality Report.