FLY-TIPPING across Flintshire and Wrexham can be reported via a new app.

Businessman Martin Montague, of Hampshire, spent £250,000 to create a free service in a bis to help fight waste crime.

The app and website links to every local authority in the country and will help to combat flytipping.

It gives councils the location of the rubbish along with details and photographs and, over time, the mapping technology should be able to discover patterns in fly-tipping in order to catch criminals.

Flytipping has already been reported on the app from Grosvenor Road, Wrexham.

The app also aims to help to boost recycling rates by linking consumers who have, for example, unwanted DIY materials with those who want such items, thus saving them money and reducing the amount going into landfill.

A price comparison section of the app and website allows consumers to find licensed waste companies to get rid of junk at reasonable prices, and help them avoid being ripped off by rogue traders who take their cash and then fly-tip the rubbish, leaving the householder at risk of prosecution.

Martin said: "It came about because I was just absolutely sick to death of seeing fly-tipping everywhere.

"I really hate fly-tipping and the damage it does to our environment, not to mention the cost of cleaning it up.

"If people find fly-tipped stuff they just take a picture with the app, put in a few details and a report will instantly be sent to the local council.

"It’s hooked into every local authority in the country. There’s no need to go to council websites and find the right place to report it to or phone a helpline and sit waiting in a queue for your call to be answered. #

"You don't even need to know where you are as you can use your location settings on your phone to do that automatically if you want to.

"Hopefully given time the statistics will be at help councils predict where fly-tippers operate."