BARNSLEY Council spent more than £1m clearing up fly-tipped rubbish over a four-year-period, new figures have revealed.

A Freedom of Information request, seen by the Chronicle, shows the council forked out £1.154m to deal with the crime across the borough from 2019 to 2022.

Figures peaked in 2020 when they spent more than £312,000 but have gradually decreased since then.

However last year’s cost is still well above a quarter of a million pounds.