Flytipping: Five Peterborough areas with highest and lowest reports


Peterborough's Central ward reported the most number of flytipping incidents between April 2020 and 2021

Fly-tipping can be classed as anything from one bag of household rubbish to several van loads of construction material. If it is dumped on land that doesn’t have a licence to accept waste, it is fly-tipping and it is illegal. 

It also has huge knock-on effects on the local fire and rescue service, police, council and organisations such as Cross Keys Homes. 

On average Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service attend around 22 fires a month in Peterborough where fly-tipped waste has been deliberately set on fire. 

A Freedom of Information (FOI) request put in by a member of the public to Peterborough City Council has revealed how many flytipping incidents were reported from each of the 22 Peterborough wards. 

According to data, between April 2020 and April 2021, 1767 flytipping incidents were recorded in the Central Ward of the city, whereas the lowest number was reported from Hampton Vale, with 22 incidents. 

Peterborough Matters has reported on many of these incidents across the city, including here and here.

Here are the top five areas with the highest and lowest flytipping reports between April 2020-2021. 

Highest in Peterborough

  • Central Ward: 1767 
  • Ravensthorpe:1381 
  • North Ward: 1191 
  • Bretton: 872 
  • Park Ward: 806 

The lowest reports were recorded in these five areas: 

  • Hampton Vale: 22 
  • Hargate and Hempstead: 39 
  • Barnack: 63 
  • Stanground South: 77 
  • Wittering: 82 

Peterborough City Council has said that the average response time for resolving a complaint is three days. 

Members of the public have been urged to report flytipping to the authorities, so that the waste can be removed and any additional information you have could help prosecute the person responsible. More information on how to report it can be found here