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Three hour clean-up after trees are dumped in Lichfield

The tree cuttings dumped in Weeford

The tree cuttings dumped in Weeford

Contractors have been forced to clear up dumped tree cuttings and wood as a spate of fly-tipping incidents continues in Lichfield.

The conifer tree cuttings were removed from Church Hill in Weeford earlier this month and follow other similar incidents across the city.

A team of four men took three hours to remove the waste from the roadside.

Councillor Louise Flowith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Operational Services, said:

“We do our best to deter people from fly-tipping rubbish in the district, but some are continuing this illegal activity. This is why we are once again calling on our residents to always check the waste carrying licence of any gardeners and tree surgeons they use. A simple check of the licence will help us to keep this type of incident from happening again.”

To check a contractors licence people can call the Environment Agency on 0870 8505 506 and ask for a waste carrier validation check. The check can also be carried out online at www.environment-agency.gov.uk/publicregister.

The council is also asking local people to report fly-tipping online at www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/reportit or by calling 01543 308999.

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