The data show Brent Council spent a total of £531,178 clearing illegally dumped household waste, appliances and other refuse in 2014-2015.

The council manged to claw back just £11,670 of tax payers’ money in fines.

The figures, published this month by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural affairs, also show ‘action costs’ spent on handling call-outs to hundreds of fly-tipping incidents in the borough reached £130,881 last year.

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