Hereford & Worcester

Call for help over Wychavon fly-tipping

Wychbold Image copyright Wychavon Council
Image caption Furniture was dumped close to the M5 in Wychbold

Residents are being asked to help tackle a problem with fly-tipping.

There have been 113 incidents of waste being dumped on streets and parkland in the Wychavon area of Worcestershire since the beginning of the year, the council said.

In one instance black bags full of asbestos were left in a layby in Droitwich. Piles of wood and old furniture are among items dumped.

Residents should contact the council if they see anyone fly-tipping.

Image copyright Wychavon Council
Image caption Household goods were left on a path in Droitwich

Piles of wood and tree cuttings have been dumped in Hartlebury, household goods were found on a path in Droitwich and furniture was left near the M5 in Wychbold.

Emma Stokes, portfolio holder for the environment and street scene on Wychavon District Council, said fly-tipping was not a harmless crime.

"It costs the taxpayer and landowners money to deal with, inconveniences the public and in some cases can be dangerous," she said.

"Where we find evidence we will always prosecute and there are several we are in the process of investigating at the moment."

Image copyright Wychavon Council
Image caption Piles of wood and tree cuttings were left in Hartlebury

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