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Operation Eyeball

We're tackling fly-tipping in rural parts of North Yorkshire and the City of York with Operation Eyeball.

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Fly-tipping is a selfish crime that blights local environments and spoils people’s enjoyment of our towns and countryside. It is a source of pollution, a potential danger to public health and a hazard to wildlife. It also undermines legitimate waste businesses who operate within the law.

By working together, we are tackling this issue. We also need help from you, the public – if you find or witness fly-tipping, wherever it is, record as many details about the incident and the waste as you can, and report it to your local authority:

This will help the authorities take action against those responsible and stop them fly-tipping in the future.

Bringing together North Yorkshire Police with landowners and district and unitary councils, Operation Eyeball allows the sharing of intelligence and information. A key element is planned and targeted enforcement action days.

Along with City of York Council, all seven North Yorkshire local authorities who have enforcement powers for this crime are also involved in the operation: Selby District Council, Ryedale District Council, Hambleton District Council, Harrogate District Council, Craven District Council, Scarborough Borough Council and Richmondshire District Council.

North Yorkshire County Council, Network Rail, the NFU and the Environment Agency, as landowners, are also involved.