AN INVESTIGATION has been launched by the Environmnet Agency (EA) after four abandoned trailers full of waste were dumped illegally in Bromsgrove in the space of a week.
The trailers, which were all similar, were left within five miles of each other and EA officers are now urging anyone with any information to get in touch.
The first report of an abandoned trailer was on July 12 and officers believe they are linked to the same criminals.
They were all full of household, commercial or industrial rubbish and were all found in laybys next to major roads in the area.
AnEnvironment Agency spokesperson said: “We are appealing to members of the public who may have any information, however small, about the abandoned trailers full of waste to contact us as soon as possible to help with our investigation.
“They can call the 24-hour Environment Agency hotline or anonymously to Crimestoppers.”
Officers urged homeowners and businesses, if they were having waste disposed off, verify the collector is registered to take their waste away as they could be breaking the law if their waste isn’t managed properly.
To report illegal waste activity, or if you suspect a company is operating illegally, call the Environment Agency 24/7 on 0800 80 70 60 or report it anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Click here to find out which waste carriers are registered.