Investigation into huge heap of rubbish dumped in West Bromwich street

A Black Country council has launched an investigation after a massive heap of rubbish was dumped in a street.

The rubbish pile on Bilhay Lane, West Bromwich
The rubbish pile on Bilhay Lane, West Bromwich

The rubbish was fly-tipped in Bilhay Lane, West Bromwich, earlier this week.

Pictures show the huge amount of rubbish blocking the street.

Sandwell Council is now working to clear the site - and along with the Environment Agency investigating the incident.

Bilhay Lane, West Bromwich

Councillor Maria Crompton, deputy leader of Sandwell Council, said: “It is absolutely devastating to see this amount of rubbish dumped illegally.

“Fly-tipping is a dreadful environmental crime and the council and the people of Sandwell will not tolerate it. We will continue in our fight against selfish people who dump rubbish.

"Our teams are working to clear the site and with the Environment Agency we will investigate and seek to prosecute those responsible.

"We urge anyone with information to go to www.sandwell.gov.uk/flytipping or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

West Bromwich East MP Nicola Richards added: "The fly-tipping in Bilhay Lane is absolutely shocking and the perpetrators need to be identified and prosecuted for their blatant disregard for the environment and the law.

"The level of fly-tipping across West Bromwich East is also a disgrace, and targeted action is required to prevent roads like Bilhay Lane from becoming fly-tipping hotspots.

"I have written to the council about enforcement and preventative measures to stop this from happening in the future.”

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