A shocking amount of rubbish has been dumped on a lay-by on Frankley Green, near Frankley.

The fly tipping, which consists of mostly building waste, was left close to the RSPCA.

This particular stretch of road is no stranger to illegal dumping.

The illegal dumping of waste across England has increased by nearly 40% in six years, according to the Guardian.

Local councils are struggling to tackle escalating fly-tipping as their budgets are cut and courts fail to impose the toughest sentences available.

The Local Government Association said the number of incidents in England had increased by 39.6% since 2012, from 714,637 to 997,553 in 2017-18.

Several horrified local residents, including Councillor for the Belbroughton and Romsley Ward, Karen May, reported this complete disregard of legalities, the environment and the community, to the Bromsgrove Council.

Councillor Karen May told B31 Voices that she is “disgusted that this keeps happening and will continue to request support to stop this happening.”

Reporting flytipping – Bromsgrove

The Council has a dedicated enforcement officer who investigates all incidents, and is actively following up on information that might lead to a prosecution.

If you have any information on this or any other flytipping, visit here 

If you have bulky household items like bed bases, mattresses, 3 piece suites, fridges etc that you no longer want, they can take them away at a reasonable cost.

Book a collection

To book a bulky collection please call: here are our contact details

We would ideally need 48 hours notice before collection, subject to demand.

Charges

Prices start from £8.50 for a single item and increase as you add more or larger items.

Service operates between 8am – 3pm, Monday to Friday (subject to availability)

Here is a list of items we are unable to take, therefore, need to be taken to the household waste site.

Reporting flytipping – Birmingham

Flytipping offenders can face an unlimited fine and up to five years’ in jail if convicted at Crown Court.

Birmingham’s Waste Enforcement Unit investigates dumped rubbish with a view to prosecuting flytippers.

If you have any information on this or any other flytipping, visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/dumpedrubbish or email flytipping@birmingham.gov.uk

Disposing of larger items safely

If you have rubbish that you need to have removed from your property, it is worth noting that metal recycling plants won’t take appliances such as fridges, freezers and washing machines.

Ideally, use the council’s own bulky item collection service to ensure your rubbish is disposed of correctly and safely. The service costs £23-25 and you can book online. The collection can include up to 6 bulky items and 3 bin bags can count as one item.

Companies have to be registered with the Environment Agency to carry waste. If you don’t wish to use the council service, we would recommend that you ensure anyone you use is officially registered. You can check the waste carrier register online 

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. quote – Charges
    Prices start from £8.50 for a single item and increase as you add more or larger items.

    quote – Ideally, use the council’s own bulky item collection service to ensure your rubbish is disposed of correctly and safely. The service costs £23-25 and you can book online.

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    The clue for the increase in fly-tipping is right there!

  2. I’ve seen an increase in dumped garden waste too. We used to have green waste collections provided by the council with our normal council tax. Then it went up to £30 annually and is now £50 for what we used to have for “free”. It’s no surprise that people are just chucking things out without a care but at the same time it’s so sad that they don’t care and leave it to others to literally clean up after them.

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