Hidden cameras are being installed by a council keen to clamp down on flytippers.
Fylde Council is posting the ‘discreet’ recoprding equipment at known hotspots for people illegally dumping waste, in an attempt to catch them in the act.
There are around 30 incidents a momth in the borough’s car parks, lay-bys and woodlands.
Philip Dent, principal environmental protection officer, said: “Fylde is a beautiful borough and we are working hard to keep it that way.
“Whenever we find fly-tipped waste we examine it to try to find out where it has come from. We are now stepping up the fight by installing small cameras at known hotspots.
“The cameras can be there for days. They are triggered by movement – so we get a picture of the miscreant and, hopefully, of the vehicle they use.
“There is no excuse for householders to fly-tip as they can dispose of their waste at the household waste recycling centres.”