Here at BFOE, we welcome the investment of £7.2 million by Birmingham City Council to tackle the fly-tipping of large items, black bags on the streets from properties with no wheelie bins, new volunteer Community Environmental Wardens, officers to carry out litter patrols, with parking enforcement, and fly-tipping inspections. (Council News). The Council is now also allowing residents to take large items to the tip by van, as well as by car. (Council News).

These seem to be methods that have worked in Nottingham and other places. It will get visible rubbish off the streets. However, the question remains whether it will actually be recycled, not incinerated, but it is a good step towards a less wasteful city.