62 tonnes of rubbish fly-tipped in South Staffordshire in one week
- 4 September 2013
- From the section Stoke & Staffordshire
Rubbish amounting to 15 lorry loads has been dumped by fly-tippers in south Staffordshire, a record amount there for a week this year.
South Staffordshire Council said about 32 tonnes was left on a public right of way leading to Wombourne Sewage Works.
Another 15 tonnes was found elsewhere in Wombourne and a similar amount near Himley over the past seven days.
The council said clearing the rubbish, which includes car parts, wood and oil, would cost about £6,000.
Cabinet member for environmental health protection Roger Lees said: "This case is certainly unusual, given the sheer amount of rubbish that has been dumped."