Appeal after rubbish is dumped in Little Aston

A pile of rubbish has been dumped on the road in Little Aston.

The rubbish dumped on Forge Lane

The rubbish dumped on Forge Lane

Lichfield District is appealing for witnesses after the load was left on Forge Lane yesterday morning (December 1).

Among the pile of rubbish were cardboard boxes, an old door, flooring and pieces of wood.

The waste has since been cleared, but Cllr Iain Eadie, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet member for waste services, said tax-payers shouldn’t be forced to foot the bill

“Fly-tipping is a criminal offence,” he said. “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.

“If anyone needs large items removed, such as sofas, arm chairs or fridges, please don’t dump them, give the council a call to arrange a bulky waste collection for you.”

Anyone with information about the fly-tipping can call Lichfield District Council on 01543 308999 or visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/reportit.

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