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Rubbish charges will not lead to an increase in fly-tipping, says Defra

Charges for domestic waste will not lead to an increase in fly-tipping if a local council has a good fly-tipping strategy in place, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The comment from Defra comes in response to claims from the Conservative Party in the Times newspaper, who argued that bin taxes will lead to a surge in illegal dumping of household rubbish. In May, Defra issued a consultation paper on an incentive scheme under which householders ...