BARNSLEY has been ranked the fourth-worst affected town or city in the country for fly-tipping, new figures suggest.

A study conducted by the research team at Cartridge Save has revealed the English areas dumping the most rubbish illegally.

Barnsley ranks fourth worst for fly-tipping incidents, with 637 incidents per 10,000 people.

Nearby Rotherham ranks third, with Lancaster and Durham topping the table.

Ian Cowley, a spokesperson from Cartridge Save, said: “The study exposes a worrying trend of fly-tipping in English cities. Places like Durham and Barnsley highlight the need for a collective effort.

“Clearer government policies, responsible business practices, and individual accountability are all essential. Residents can make a big difference by utilising council waste services and checking waste carrier licenses. By working together, we can keep England’s cities clean and healthy.”