Lorry trailers full of rubbish dumped on countryside roads near M5

An area of the countryside has been left blighted by the dumping of several trailers full of rubbish.

The trailers were dumped in laybys on the A491 and are full of rubbish
The trailers were dumped in laybys on the A491 and are full of rubbish

Five lorry trailers have been found dumped on laybys along the A491 between Hagley and Junction 4 of the M5 and on the road into Bromsgrove.

The lorries, which are white and appear to be former Sainsbury’s trailers, are full of rubbish and have been left in the laybys, surrounded by tape.

A local resident, who wished to remain anonymous, described the scene.

He said: “Lorry trailers have been dumped full of rubbish on the parking bays on the way to the M5 from Hagley on the A491, with two as you head towards the M5 and one on the Birmingham side.

“They are white and look to be ex-Sainsbury’s trailers.

“They are currently surrounded by tape, but you can see inside they are piled high with rubbish and just dumped.”

Bromsgrove Council have taken on responsibility for removing the trailers as they lie within the Bromsgrove District, working with the Environment Agency to remove the trailers and contents.

A council spokesperson said: “We are aware that there are five lorry trailers full of rubbish that have been dumped in the Bromsgrove District.

“The Environment Agency is taking the lead on investigating this criminal activity with our support.

“We are working with our contractor and the county council who have arranged the removal and safe disposal of the trailers and their contents.

“This illegal dumping not only costs the taxpayer but is a blight on our lovely district.”

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