FLY-TIPPING has become a persistent issue across many parts of the UK, not least in Herefordshire. 

Earlier this month, the Hereford Times reported how needles and other clinical waste were founded dumped near Hope-under-Dinmore Village Hall, while last November,  Zackery Biddle was handed a 12-month prison sentence suspended for two years for mass fly-tipping near Openfields caravan site in Bromyard.


In a freedom of information request sent by the Hereford Times, Herefordshire Council say there were 924 reports of fly-tipping in Herefordshire last year, with the Dinedor Hill ward being the most prolific area with 50. 

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Other hotspots include Penyard (46), Ross North (35), Wormside (35) and Ledbury South (33).

Of these, 227 were investigated by Herefordshire Council, with half (114) being in the Central ward area of Hereford. However, only 11 (4.84 per cent) have led to prosecutions. 

Council response

A Herefordshire Council spokesperson said: “Fly-tipping simply will not be tolerated in Herefordshire; our community protection team regularly carry out spot checks, investigate unlawful waste disposal and pursue and prosecute those responsible. Fly tipping is a serious environmental crime.

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"In the crown court, the maximum penalty is five years jail and/or an unlimited fine. In the magistrates' court, persons convicted of fly-tipping can be fined an unlimited amount, jailed for 12 months, or sent to the crown court for more severe penalties.

“In the last two years, we have successfully led the prosecutions of 25 fly-tippers, recovering almost £19,000 in costs. These cases have resulted in fines totalling £11,673, five defendants received community service, three received criminal behaviour orders, two received custodial sentences and one received a 12-month custodial sentence suspended for two years.

“We would urge anyone who suspects fly-tipping to report it to the council via our website or by calling 01432 261761. Residents and business in the county can also visit for information about responsible waste disposal.”