A Kings Norton street has been the latest target for large amounts of flytipping.

knfly1Piles of mixed rubbish have been dumped on the old Redditch Road slip road, which runs adjacent to the main A441 Redditch Road.

Items include sofas, microwaves, ripped bags of clothing, baby seats and even several car bumpers.

This morning, Birmingham City Council said that the rubbish would be cleared.

Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Clean Streets, Recycling and Environment, said: “This is totally unacceptable behaviour by people with no regard for the local environment. It will be cleaned up as soon as possible and we will investigate fully – and bring those responsible to justice if they can be traced.”

knfly3Speaking after flytippers blocked a picturesque country lane in Northfield in March, Jacqui Kennedy, interim Strategic Director of Place for Birmingham City Council, said: “It is outrageous that people think dumping tons of rubbish on a road is acceptable – it is not.

“We need to love and respect our neighbourhoods and it’s disappointing to see rubbish being dumped on our streets. Keeping Birmingham’s streets clean is everyone’s responsibility so we will continue to clamp down on litter bugs, targeting areas where there is a persistent problem.”

The council’s Waste Enforcement Unit investigates dumped rubbish, sifting through rubbish to identify where it came from, in order to prosecute fly-tippers. Fixed penalty notices of £400 can be issued for small scale flytipping offences, with larger penalties issued for commercial or large scale dumping of waste.

Officers can also serve legal notice to landowners to clear rubbish that attracts or harbours vermin.

We would recommend that anyone wishing to dispose of bulky waste should either take it to a council recycling plant, such as Lifford Lane, or use the council’s bulky item collection service, which costs £25 and can be booked online.

If you have any information regarding flytipping, visit the Birmingham City Council website to report or email reportflytipping@birmingham.gov.uk 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. I live near this mess, and i have seen letters etc , with names and addresses on them mixed with the rubbish, i hope the council check for letters etc and trace the people who are dumping the rubbish ? Not that they necessary are the tippers, but they could help by passing on information who they paid to get rid of their rubbish !

  2. Whilst I vehemently disagree with the dumping of rubbish like this, I can’t help but think that the council itself is partially to blame by cancelling the ‘free’ bulky item collection service and now charging £25.

  3. I DONT GET WHY PEOPLE DO THIS WHEN LIFFORD LANE TIP IS ONLY MINUTES AWAY. ARE PEOPLE JUST LAZY AND CANT BE BOTHERED

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