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Father-of-three Mr Iqbal said the threat of fines was not a deterrent.
"It's difficult to trace people because most people don't leave their name and address with their rubbish. Unless we empower people to take pride again, nothing will change."
'Knock on the door'
Gary Palin from Crewe started a Facebook group for people to highlight fly-tipping. It now has more than 1,000 members.
The 39-year-old lorry driver said he thinks councils need more powers and to be willing to use them.
"There will be lots of opinions on this but I think for most people it's simply find out who's doing it and stop them," he said.
"A knock on the door from a council officer and an informal chat would be enough to change their behaviour. Unfortunately some people will only learn if it hits their pocket."
He also suggested councils dispose of bulky items for free for people who could not afford the charges.
Authorities are trying different methods to encourage people to throw away bulky waste responsibly.
Walsall Council is planning to put a free skip in each of its 20 wards every Saturday. The area recorded 4,367 incidents of fly-tipping in 2017-18, a slight drop on the year before.
Councillor Martin Tett from the Local Government Association said fly-tipping was "unsightly and unacceptable environmental vandalism".
"New fixed penalty notice powers from the government will help but every single conviction for more serious fly-tipping offences still results in council taxpayers having to pick up the bill," he said.
"Manufacturers can also contribute, by providing more take-back services so people can hand in old furniture and mattresses when they buy new ones."
A Defra spokeswoman said: "New fixed penalty notices for householders who pass their waste to a fly-tipper also come into force shortly, as we continue our efforts to crack down on those who blight our landscapes."