Wiltshire Council has won the Environmental Campaign of the Year Award at the Keep Britain Tidy Awards for its work to reduce fly-tipping in the county.

The council’s hard-hitting We’re Targeting Fly-tippers (WTF) campaign won the prestigious national award at a ceremony in York on Thursday, February 29.

Wiltshire Council was shortlisted for the award along with City of Doncaster Council and SWISCo Ltd – a Torbay Council Company.

The campaign was launched in late 2022 following the council’s extra investment of £150,000 each year for three years to tackle fly-tipping and environmental crime in the county.

The funding has seen the council employ more officers and invest in more equipment such as covert cameras to both prevent and catch fly-tippers.

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Councillor Caroline Thomas, cabinet member for transport and street scene, said: “This is a fantastic result for Wiltshire and shows just how hard our teams are working to tackle fly-tipping in the county.

"I’d like to congratulate our officers for all their hard work in winning this prestigious national award.

“Our We’re Targeting Fly-tippers (WTF) campaign is both hard-hitting and eye-catching – and it has generated significant local and national media coverage. But most importantly it is getting results.”

Click here to find out more about the WTF campaign and how to report fly-tipping in Wiltshire.