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Criminal fly-tippers must be stopped from laughing at the law

By Greg PitcherDeafening calls for action to halt the rise of organised fly-tipping grew louder still this week as councils joined the chorus started by the recycling industry.The Local Government Association (LGA) has demanded more money to fight illegal waste dumping and harsher punishments for offenders.Criminal gangs are becoming increasingly involved in fly-tipping, costing councils millions of pounds and making recycling targets harder to meet.