Appeal after rubbish is dumped on Dark Lane in Burntwood

A road in Burntwood has been blocked by fly-tippers.

Dark Lane is the latest area of the district to be hit by illegally-dumped waste after chairs, sofa and wood were left on September 11.

Councillor Iain Eadie, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet member for Waste Services, said: “Fly-tipping is a criminal offence.

“When people do it they are not just blocking the roads and causing a danger, they are running up a big bill. It can cost up to £100,000 of council tax payers’ money to clear away local fly-tipping each year, which is money that we could be spending on other local services.

“We are very keen to catch and prosecute the culprits. It only takes one or two rogue traders to create a huge problem. If you recognise any of the rubbish from the photos, or may have seen it being dumped, please contact us so we can prosecute those who are doing it.

“We want to spend council tax money on the things people want, not cleaning up after those who can’t be bothered to take rubbish to the tip.”

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6 Comments

  1. Thornton

    14th September, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Does this get investigated by the police? I doubt it would be very difficult to find clues which would link this back to the house/building it came from.

  2. Rob

    14th September, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    I thought the Environmental Health people checked through this stuff?

  3. Thornton

    14th September, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Why would someone give you a thumbs down for that comment Rob? I thought it quite sensible.

  4. Rob

    14th September, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Beats me. I suppose it shows how small-minded some people are.

  5. Thornton

    14th September, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    So it would seem the fly tippers or those in connection with them use Lichfield Live and are disgruntled at our comments.

  6. Chris

    15th September, 2015 at 10:03 am

    I did down vote a comment (not this story) by mistake, then when I tried to rectify it I got a message saying I had already voted.