As of March 2012, authorities found 1,175 illegal waste dumping sites in Britain and Whales. The biggest category of illegal waste that is dumped is construction and demolition waste. Other types of waste that is illegally dumped included household goods and end-of-life vehicles (including the car’s batteries, oil, air conditioner and brake fluid.)
An Environment Agency Intelligence Manager in Britain stated that on average, the cost to pay criminals to illegally dump materials is 50 percent less than paying a legitimate waste disposal company.
Source: Jon Henley, “Waste crime: Britain’s war on illegal dumping,” Guardian, November 11, 2012.