Wolverhampton Residents Association Fill 50 Skips

Marie Lane, from Rake Gate Tenants and Residents’ Association in Grove, Wolverhampton, teamed up with Sue Roberts Wolverhampton’s Councillor. The pair managed to round thousands of pounds in funding to get 50 skips in just for a day to clean up the community.

Ms Lane, aged 56, said “Fly-tipping was really becoming a problem so I applied to the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office and we received £5,000. We also used all the money in the residents association account – we’re skint now. It’s so great to see it all clean though, and obviously I hope it stays that way,”.

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Fly tipped needles, rotting meat, human faeces, flies – Harrow Council want landowners to take responsibility

Harrow Council wants landowners to take responsibility for refuse left on their property after a spate of fly-tipping incidents behind their shops.

People living in Mollison Way, Edgware, were “sick and disgusted” by the amount of rubbish being dumped in the area.

A local property owner said “ There were serious safety concerns about what was accumulating as it was attracting vermin. It was going from bad to worse and, if it carries on this way, it will be absolutely disastrous,”.

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Surrey rubbish clearance firm caught fly tipping

Expect a Miracle, a house clearance & rubbish removal company based in Byfleet, Surrey, got on the wrong side of the law and, instead of miracle, found themselves liable for fines and costs of £785. The company was prosecuted by Woking Borough Council for two breaches of Sections 33 and 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Expect a Miracle were paid by a resident to dispose of some household rubbish. But the rubbish turned up dumped in a residential street. The council traced Expect a Miracle but when officers checked the register of licenses held by the Environment Agency, the company’s name did not appear.

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£1,300 fine for fly-tipping home and garden company

Residents tipped off Malvern Hills District Council about a large amount of rubbish that had been dumped in the countryside near a garden centre just outside of Worcester. When council officers investigated, they reckoned that the waste, which included carpets, old furniture and papers, would have filled a tipper lorry.

The officers were able trace the rubbish to a Bromsgrove based company, Home and Gardens 4 U Limited. One of the company’s workers admitted that a house clearance had been carried out at a residential property in Worcester. Disposal of waste had been sub-contracted to another company, but Home and Gardens 4 U were unable to provide any information about it.

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Fly-tipping builders prosecuted and ordered to pay over £2,000

Dumping 46 bags of builders’ waste on a picturesque country lane near Droitwich Spa in Worcestershire cost Joshua Sankey (20) of Sutton Road, Kidderminster and Rocky Smith (28) of Teme Crescent, Droitwich a total of more than £2,000.

Sankey had been contracted to undertake a house clearance at a property in Worcester. But instead of disposing of the rubbish properly, he dumped it on a country road between the villages of Doverdale and Hampton Lovett. This resulted in Wychavon District Council taking Sankey to court.

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Gumtree man-with-a-van costs householder £655

Justina Cereskaite (29) of Theydon Grove, Epping had some rubbish she needed to get rid of, too much to put in the usual rubbish collection. When she saw a man-with-a-van advertising on Gumtree, she thought she’d found the answer to her problem.

Ms. Cereskaite, a professional photographer originally from Lithuania, contacted the man and a he duly showed up at her home to take the rubbish away. She though he would dispose of it responsibly and paid him £50.

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Fly-tipping builder gets 9 months in jail and has van siezed

William Eric Pipes (39) of Danebury Drive, York thought he could get away with dumping builders’ waste on a private drive and near a children’s playground. Pipes faced 19 charges of fly-tipping and unlicensed waste collection at York Crown Court in December 2017.

Pipes had been employed by a plumbing firm to get rid of waste from fitting new bathrooms. The plumbers had been under the impression that Pipes was a licensed operator and had paid him in cash. But debris from the bathrooms turned up around Thoresby Road in York during February and March of 2017. Dumped items included broken baths, toilets, sinks and tiles.

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Fly-tipper loses van, faces heavy fine

Imran Bham must have believed that he had got away scot-free with fly-tipping a load of rubbish in November 2016. He used his white transit van to ditch the waste in the Bradford neighbourhoods of Wilsden, Heating and Bowling.

But what Bham didn’t know was that somebody had taken a clear photograph of him standing talking on his phone next to his van, just after he’d dumped one of his loads of rubbish. The photograph found its way into the hands of Bradford environmental enforcement officers. Although they could read the van’s registration in the photo, it turned out that it was uninsured and not registered in anyone’s name.

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Dumped waste costs Brighton rubbish clearance business £4,000

A Brighton entrepreneur who set up a house clearance business has come a cropper at a cost to his own wallet of nearly £4,000. Daniel Brennan (30) of 17 St Cuthmans Close, Brighton launched a company called Sussex House and Rubbish Clearance and advertised the firm as a waste disposal service.

But instead of disposing of rubbish that he picked up from residential addresses, construction sites and pubs responsibly, Brennan simply dumped everything that he collected on the streets of Brighton. Dumped waste included everything from builders’ rubble to sofas, beer kegs and refrigerators.

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