Fly-tipping down on some council estates in Sheffield

Councillor Harry Harpham
Councillor Harry Harpham
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Fly-tipping has reduced by a third on council estates in the east of Sheffield, with council chiefs putting the success down to an educational campaign.

Using the Keep Britain Tidy’s ‘Love Where You Live Campaign’, the council targeted estates including Margate, Carwood, Lower Wincobank, Lopham, Wensley and Greenland and organised clean-up days, estate walkabouts, distributed posters, factsheets and leaflets about rubbish disposal and carried out home visits.

Afterwards the The number of fly-tipping incidents on the estates dropped from 230 in September to 151 in October.

Councillor Harry Harpham, said: “We remain committed to this and the work has already had very positive results.”