Shop owner: Wolverhampton fly-tipping getting out of hand

A business owner has had enough of fly-tippers dumping rubbish outside his Wolverhampton shop – and is calling for action from the council.

Microtek shop owner Arrun Shibber says that fly tipping around Dudley Road in Blakenhall, Wolverhampton, is getting 'out of hand'
Microtek shop owner Arrun Shibber says that fly tipping around Dudley Road in Blakenhall, Wolverhampton, is getting 'out of hand'

Arrun Shibber, aged 34, owns electronic repair store Microtek on Dudley Road in Blakenhall.

Mr Shibber has lived in the area all his life and has noticed an increasing problem with fly-tipping, he says, particularly at the back of his shop in Mason Street for the past two years.

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The mess has gotten so bad that the area has become overrun with rats and swarms of flies, he added.

He said: "I have been complaining about the fly-tipping for at least two years now to Wolverhampton Council and a number of local councillors, it is getting out of hand.

"I have CCTV which shows the same people who keep coming back, it shows which house they are coming from.

"The waste is mainly black bin bags, it includes things like nappies, food waste, human waste and it's horrible.

"It has become infested with rats and there are swarms of flies that are all around the rubbish, I have had to pay to get pest control in but because it just keeps happening it seems pointless."

Although the council have removed the dumped rubbish, Mr Shibber is calling for the council to come up with a long term solution to tackle the problem and prevent it happening again.

He added: "The council could use some dead land for bins and recycling bins to encourage people to recycle and get rid of their waste correctly.

"Instead of keeping spending money on clearing the rubbish, they should spend it on combatting fly tipping."

Wolverhampton Council has been approached for comment.

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