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Fridges 'dumped' on streets of Walsall

16 September 2013 Last updated at 22:00 BST

Hundreds of fridge freezers have been dumped on the streets of a West Midlands town because scrapyards are no longer allowed to accept them, a council has said.

Walsall Council said 114 fridges were found abandoned in July, with 170 being fly-tipped in August.

New rules from the Environment Agency state flammable insulating foam has to be removed before a fridge is taken to a tip.

The council said it believed rogue traders were stripping out the motors and copper wiring for the scrap value and fly-tipping the fridges "to save money".

BBC Midlands Today's Bob Hockenhull reports.

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