Stoke & Staffordshire

62 tonnes of rubbish fly-tipped in South Staffordshire in one week

Rubbish
About 32 tonnes was left on the public right of way leading to Wombourne Sewage Works

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."

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