Stand aside Birmingham, Leeds is England’s fly tipping capital with dead animals and medical waste dumped.
Leeds is the country’s fly-tipping capital – with more illegally dumped rubbish than anywhere else in the country.
Figures published by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) reveal there were 32,411 incidents of fly-tipping in the city in 2018/19 – or 89 every day. No other local authority in England dealt with so many incidents.
And the mountain of illegally dumped waste included 54 dead animals and 51 incidents where medical waste was fly tipped.