Kettering Council has brought in state of the art software to help catch fly-tipping offenders.
The new software will help investigators to analyse and link incidents more effectively, with the ultimate aim of tracking down persistent criminals.
This is part of the council’s determination to tackle waste crime, and make life difficult for those who blight the towns, villages and countryside.
The environmental team will also be targeting their resources to the most affected areas and use all the tools in their armoury to deter and catch offenders.
Kettering Council’s portfolio for environment Cllr Mark Dearing said: “We are working hard to successfully reduce fly-tipping, otherwise this unsightly and expensive problem will continue to grow.
“This new software will help us to crack down on the issue and offenders should know we are now able to track you down.”
Kettering Council’s head of environmental health Shirley Plenderleith said: “Fly-tipping not only blights neighbourhoods but costs time and money to remove it – resources that would be better spent elsewhere.
“Kettering Council takes fly-tipping offences very seriously and will prosecute offenders where necessary.
“I would urge anyone who spots fly-tippers to report it to the council on 01536 410 333 or online at www.kettering.gov.uk.”