AROUND nine incidents of fly-tipping happen across Barnsley every day - a trend which is costing the council millions.

Almost 3,500 incidents were recorded last year with costs for cleanup spiralling to £2 million. 

The council has already increased the number of cases it prosecutes in a bit to deter people and are asking for the public's help in reporting when they say it happen. 

A spokesman said: "Fly-tipping is completely unacceptable. The council’s costs for cleaning it up are passed on to the council taxpayer in a time when resources are already scarce."

The most commonly dumped items are old white goods, home improvement materials and black bag waste.

Anyone wanting to make a report should contact 772468.