'Worst Fly Tip Ever Seen'
A fly tip of industrial waste was one of the worse cases Ashfield District Council has ever seen.
Dumped over a steep embankment leading down to the A38 off Jephson Road, it consisted of mainly industrial waste including paint cans, rubble and plastic waste. It was brought to the attention of the Council by a Leamington resident on Thursday morning.
Council Officers attended the scene as quickly as possible on Thursday afternoon to scour the site for evidence, before the Environment Team cleared the site on
Tuesday using specialist equipment.
Cllr Jason Zadrozny, Leader of Ashfield District Council said “This is one of the worst cases of fly tipping I have ever seen in 13 years as a Councillor. The Council felt the same. I’d like to thank Ashfield District Council’s Environment Team, who undertook the dangerous and difficult task of clearing the waste. Specialist equipment had to be used as the rubbish was dumped on a steep embankment. “Unfortunately on this occasion we were unable to find any evidence to trace the culprits, but I want the perpetrators to heed this warning, we will not tolerate fly tipping in the District and will have no hesitation in prosecuting those that are caught.”
Fly tipping in the District has recently gone down 15%, saving the Council £10,000. Cllr Zadrozny continued “We have just finished our most successful Spring Clean ever so it’s disappointing that this has been dumped so soon after.”
The Council take fly tipping seriously. We have a number of cases and individuals that will be taken to the Magistrates court in the next few months for prosecution,
following investigations by our Environment Team. Past cases have resulted in fines and in one case a custodial sentence.
Cllr Zadrozny continued “Fly tipping is a blight on our community. We offer many ways for residents to dispose of their waste responsibility including the BIG Spring
Clean and bulky waste collections. Later in the summer we’ll be running Skip into Summer providing even more ways for residents to dispose of their waste. Remember disposing of your waste legally is your responsibility, if you’re using waste carriers ensure they have a licence before using them.”
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