A spate of fly-tipping incidents have taken place across Lichfield and Burntwood over the Easter Bank Holiday period.
Lichfield District Council was called out to Cranebrook Lane and Whitacre Lane in Stonnall, Pouk Lane in Lichfield and Barracks Lane near Burntwood after piles of waste were dumped.
Items including fridge freezers, mattresses, asbestos sheets, furniture car parts and clothing were left by the roadside.
There was also a pile of tree cuttings and bin bags dumped on private land off the A38 between Streethay and Fradley.
Richard King, director of place and community at Lichfield District Council, said: “It’s likely the rubbish has been left by commercial companies that are paid to dispose of waste as part of a building or landscaping job.
“However, to avoid the commercial waste charges at licensed tips, which they’ve always had to pay, they dump the waste in our district. Please report these commercial operators to us, as we will prosecute them wherever we can.
“We’re also taking this opportunity to remind our residents of their duty of care. If you employ a gardener, tree surgeon, builder or house clearance company it’s important to check they are licensed to legally remove your waste.
“If they cannot tell you their waste carrier number or where they are going to dispose of your waste, don’t use them. Remember, you are ultimately responsible if your rubbish ends up being fly-tipped and you could even face a fine.”
To report fly-tipping call 01543 308725 or visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/reportit.