New data obtained by News Shopper has revealed the towns in Bexley with the highest and lowest numbers of fly-tipping in 2022.

A Freedom of Information request submitted to the London Borough of Bexley asked for the ‘numbers of fly-tipping reports received for each town in Bexley’ in the year of 2022.

The interactive graph below shows the amount of fly-tipping reports each town had during that year.

In total, Bexley Bourgh received a total number of 3013 reports of fly-tipping over 2022.

Erith had the highest number of reported cases of fly-tipping, with 704 cases being reported by the public.

Welling had the second highest with 491, followed by Sidcup with 448.

Bexleyheath had a total of 436 reported cases of fly-tipping in 2022.

Belvedere had a total of 388 reported cases of fly-tipping, followed by Abbey Wood with 217.

Crayford had a total of 152 and Bexley had a total number of 125 reports of fly-tipping.

Slade Green had the lowest number of cases with 52 cases being reported in 2022.

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste, anyone found guilty of fly-tipping can face fines of up to 50,000 and/ or a prison sentence.

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Bexley is issuing Fixed Penalty Notices of £400 for the unauthorised depositing of waste.

The reports noted are logged by the public and may not necessarily be actual or removed fly tips.

A spokesperson for Bexley Council said: "Working alongside our communities, we take pride in keeping our neighbourhoods clean and tidy.

"There is simply no excuse for fly-tipping, the investigation and removal of fly-tipping costs huge amounts of taxpayer’s money every year and the Council will pursue and prosecute offenders wherever possible.

"Our Enviro Crime Enforcement Team dedicate their time to investigating and enforcing fly tipping, duty of care for business waste and littering across Bexley.

"The team have issued 4196 FPN’s to people who did not dispose of their rubbish legally and responsibly between April 2022 and March 2023.

"Every householder or business has a responsibility to make sure that the person taking their rubbish away has a Waste Carrier Licence.

"When you hire a business to dispose of your rubbish you must ensure they have the correct paperwork.

"Failure to check their waste carrier licence and have a receipt (waste transfer note) is also a criminal offence for which you may be fined or prosecuted.

Reporting fly tipping is easy just visit - Reporting fly-tipping issues | London Borough of Bexley select the location and upload any photos you have and our team will investigate this and take necessary action.

"Help keep Bexley clean and green and dispose of your rubbish responsibly. More details here:"