Flytipping 'worst cyclist has ever seen'

By Admin | 22/04/2016 0 comments

Flytipping 'worst cyclist has ever seen'

THIS was the sight fed-up Dinnington resident Tim Wells was greeted by when out cycling.

Mr Wells found around 20 bags of household rubbish dumped on land just off Woodsetts Road, North Anston.

He said: “I couldn’t believe it. I cycle a lot and I see litter and fly-tipping all over but this was the worst I have ever seen.

“The picture doesn’t really show how bad it is.”

Mr Wells (52), who launched a weekly litter pick in Dinnington to clamp down on the problem, said he reported the most recent incident to Rotherham Borough Council.

He said there was also fly-tipped rubbish around Victoria Street allotments recently.

Mr Wells said: “It’s not just in the North Anston and Dinnington areas. Everywhere I go, I see it.

“One of the excuses people give is that they have to pay the council £30 for them to remove large items, but this latest lot is all household waste.”

The Advertiser recently reported on fly-tipping on Leys Lane, Dinnington and on two streets in Eastwood.”

The council urged people to report fly-tipping by calling Streetpride on 01709 336003.

Mr Wells added: “I have seen sinks, baths, tyres and all sorts on my travels.

“It’s an absolute disgrace and a problem right across the country.

“I think the only solution is to have a national taskforce, it’s that big an issue.”

Karen Hanson, the council’s assistant director of community safety and Streetscene, said: “The council has a zero tolerance approach to fly-tipping and where we find evidence to support it, we will take action against those responsible.

“During the last year, the council has prosecuted 17 people, with more than £14,000 of fines and costs handed out by the courts.”

 

For more information, or if you would like to join in Mr Wells weekly litter pick, visit www.s25litterbusters.wordpress.com.


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