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17th Oct, 2021

Police appeal to residents to report fly-tipping and suspicious vehicle activity after latest incident in Wythall

PEOPLE have been urged to report fly-tipping incidents and suspicious vehicle activity after a load of rubbish was dumped in Wythall.

It happened at 5.30am on Thursday in Houndsfield Lane.

PC Danny Fulford, from Alvechurch and Wythall Police Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT), arranged for the garden waste to be removed by Worcestershire Highways.

PC Fulford also posted the above picture to appeal to people to report any suspicious vehicle activity or people dumping waste in their areas to call officers on 101.

Residents should only use licensed companies when trying to get rid of large amounts of waste.

Many people think by hiring a ‘man with a van’ they are disposing of waste legally and safely but using unlicensed disposal firms can mean rubbish is fly-tipped in lay-bys or beauty spots.

Dumping rubbish illegally can lead to a fine up to £50,000 or five years of imprisonment for the owner of the waste and the individual getting rid of it.

People who are arranging for waste to be disposed of are urged to check they are using a licensed waste carrier. ‘Man with a van’ companies can be checked online or by calling the Environment Agency on 03708 506506 to ensure they are officially registered and that waste will not be illegally fly-tipped.

Anyone who books unlicensed waste carriers which lead to fly-tips can also be held responsible for any illegal dumping of rubbish.

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