PLYMOUTH is the fly-tipping capital of the Westcountry – averaging more than 12,000 cases a year – and the guilty parties are getting away with it.

A Freedom of Information request has revealed that there have been more than 37,000 reports of rubbish being dumped in the city during the last three years, during which time there have been no successful prosecutions.

Brian Vincent, cabinet member for Streetscene at Plymouth City Council, said he was angry about people who dump their rubbish.

Reported by the Plymouth Herald. You can read the full story here. 


I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.