Picture the scene; it's dark and you're in your car or van by the local woods, no streetlights and nobody around. You've got a load of rubbish but the tip is shut and you can't go tomorrow as you've got an early start. You consider dumping it thinking that nobody will ever know. Or will they?
Fly tipping in the UK has been an on-going problem for many years, though the scale and nature does vary greatly. Whilst the number of fly-tipping cases is slowly falling, the cost of clearance of fly tipping to Local Authorities in England in 2012/13 was Â£36.4 million*.