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Crackdown in Corby cuts fly-tipping by more than half

8 April 10 15:36 GMT

Fly-tipping has fallen by more than half in a Northamptonshire town where a tough stance is taken with offenders.

Corby has seen illegal rubbish dumping drop from 1,850 recorded instances in 2008/9 to 824 in 2009/10.

The borough council said the reduction was the result of its firm approach and collaboration with local communities.

Over the past year the council said it had taken action against 258 people responsible for fly-tipping. The year before it was 75.

Peter McEwan, borough council spokesman for environment, said: "We will continue to work closely with residents and our partners to cut fly-tipping further."

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