North East Lincolnshire Council has cleared more than 12 tonnes of illegally dumped waste from a lane off Roxton Road, Immingham.
Most of the waste was fly-tipped in November last year.
It includes 6 tonnes of asbestos, more than 2 tonnes of rubble and 4.5 tonnes of other waste, including furniture and car parts.
North East Lincolnshire Council does not own the land but cleared up the mess last week at a cost of £4,500. It’s not clear who owns the land.
Large concrete blocks are now in place to prevent people driving into the lane.
Cllr Ron Shepherd, portfolio holder for Safer and Stronger Communities, said:
“This was an industrial-scale fly-tip that has blighted the area for months.
“It’s not our land and it’s not clear who does own it, but we’ve cleaned it up at a cost of £4,500 to the public purse.
“We’ve blocked access to the lane and we’ll also look at putting up a CCTV camera as a further deterrent.”
“If you have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area, or you know where the rubbish came from, please report it to us at www.nelincs.gov.uk/fly-tipping.”
How you can help
Fly-tipping is a national problem.
We all have a legal obligation, or duty of care, to make sure our waste is disposed of correctly.
The best way to stop organised fly-tipping is to make sure that only authorised waste carriers take your waste away.
The simplest way to check is to ask for their carrier licence number and visit the Environment Agency’s waste carrier register.
North East Lincolnshire Council has signed up to the SCRAP campaign, part of a nationwide crackdown against fly-tipping.
The campaign reminds people to check their waste is being taken away for disposal by a licensed carrier – either by asking to see a Waste Carriers Licence or by looking up the company on the Environment Agency website.
SCRAP stands for:
- Suspect ALL waste carriers
- Check with the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 that the provider taking your waste away is licensed or check the register at https://environment.data.gov.uk/public-register/view/search-waste-carriers-brokers.
- Refuse unexpected offers to have waste taken away
- Ask what will happen to your waste
- Paperwork should be obtained – get a full receipt
The SCRAP campaign was recently rolled out in Lincolnshire and is based on an award-winning campaign continuing to be developed by the Hertfordshire Waste Partnership and its partner authorities, with more joining all the time.
Before and after shots of the lane
The lane off Roxton Road, Immingham, after the waste had been removed.