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Data Provider: Welsh Government Recorded fly-tipping incidents by waste type

These figures are published as Official Statistics. 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.

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[Collapse]Incidents by waste type54,83461,99555,34948,17941,75036,41134,87632,93431,71336,25938,61435,43435,07633,542
Incidents by waste typeAnimal carcass2813333022131009411072705652758695
Green2,4622,9012,9392,3741,9431,7391,6101,1971,2781,2191,0801,1581,0111,305
Vehicle parts1,046815588470513341236247184269367338274254
White goods2,5642,8682,2161,8091,6221,1617261,5741,8271,7822,1682,0822,0401,777
Other electrical1,0571,4961,5611,7401,3368306767088899801,072924786643
Tyres1,3601,6411,6221,3661,1411,157815596559484651642546466
Asbestos236168188172180197167214218172304236221199
Clinical1229711096689012238434059646873
Construction / demolition / excavation3,3943,8853,1202,6522,8612,9782,5492,2162,5052,6082,6202,2662,2462,118
Black bags - commercial2,3329419851,1571,4279638828177889631,072785547403
Black bags - household18,62120,74016,26713,0529,3129,4668,2766,3976,6739,2479,0047,4278,3278,018
Chemical drums, oil, fuel205268239210170151103122117103140163193160
Other household17,12821,37519,76818,27017,66615,03816,43916,49414,64716,59617,92716,66016,60716,078
Other commercial waste2,1052,2382,9982,7021,6479971,0999287399418331,055911894
Other waste type (unidentified)1,9212,2292,4461,8961,7641,2091,0661,3141,1767991,2651,5591,2131,063

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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).

Title

Local Authority Recorded Fly-tipping

Last update

February 2021 February 2021

Next update

November 2021

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

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.