Council asks public for help tracing dumped appliances

Post by Kevin Jackson on 25th January 2013 in General industry

Council asks public for help tracing dumped appliances

Council officers in Staffordshire have asked members of the public for help in bringing fly-tippers in the county to justice.

According to reports posted on Stafford Borough Council's Grime Watch website, criminals have been fly-tipping in rural locations across the county in recent weeks.

In excess of 30 part-worn tyres from cars and vans were found discarded in a layby on the A518 on January 22. In December, council officers were alerted to a large pile of household items off the B5026, which included a portable television, electric cooker, vacuum cleaner and carpets.

Last year there were more than 350 reports of fly-tipping in the county, which cost an estimated £140,000 to clean up.

Earlier this month a 44-year-old man from Stafford was found guilty of dumping waste in a communal bin store meant for domestic refuse. He was given a conditional discharge by the court.  

Members of the public with information on fly-tipping have been asked to get in touch using the council's online contact form or by calling 01785 619402.

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