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Flycapture figures show public confidence in enforcement, says LGA

Flycapture database figures released today show that local residents are gaining confidence in the system which means that dumped rubbish will be cleared up quickly and those responsible will be brought to justice, commented Local Government Association environment board chairman Paul Bettison. His comments came in response to figures which showed councils have increased the number of enforcement actions against fly-tippers and that there has been an increase in the number of fly-tipping cases reported to councils (mrw.co.uk October 9 2007). Bettison said: No-one is complacent about fly-tipping and councils will continue to crank up their operations to catch and prosecute those who mindlessly throw their rubbish out on the streets and blight England's landscape. Fly-tipping is a huge problem for councils, the taxpayer and residents alike. Councils are striving to keep the country clean and tidy and have been leading the way in using new, innovative and cutting edge technology to crack down on those who break the law and fly-tip. Echoing comments made by waste minister Joan Ruddock he added: "Councils cannot crack down on fly-tippers alone. Tackling and preventing fly-tipping needs everyone who lives and works in a local area to help the council in keeping the streets clean.

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