50 bags of rubbish and a FRIDGE dumped in Wolverhampton street

By David Cosgrove | Wolverhampton | News | Published:

More than 50 bags of rubbish and a fridge have been dumped at a fly-tipping hotspot in Wolverhampton – sparking council chiefs to launch a crackdown.

Council workers clear the bags of rubbish left in All Saints, Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton council is clamping down on the hotspot at the corner of Maxwell Road and Vicarage Road.

Last week officers visited the site in All Saints and found sacks containing food waste, beer cans, household waste and Christmas wrapping. A fridge was also among the mound of rubbish.

Items were found linked to four different properties and are currently under investigation.

A fridge is among the rubbish

Bosses said Maxwell Road is one of the city’s worst hotspot areas for fly-tipping. Over the past 12 months, around 500 rubbish bags along with furniture, fridges and mattresses have been left there.

The council is working to tackle fly tippers and clean up the area to benefit local residents and improve the environment.

Councillor Steve Evans, cabinet member for city environment, said: “Fly-tipping is a lazy and selfish crime which costs taxpayers a lot of money to clean-up.

“As a council, we make it our priority to keep our city clean and tidy. But repeated acts like this make it almost impossible to achieve.

“We understand you may have more litter than usual over Christmas but with our bin collections still taking place and our tips remaining open – this is not an excuse for dumping rubbish illegally.

“This is not the first time fly tipping has taken place in this particular area, it’s becoming a common occurrence which will not be tolerated.”

David Cosgrove

By David Cosgrove
Chief Reporter - @davidcosgrove_


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