Rubbish Roundup 27th February

Rubbish Roundup 27th February

Rubbish Roundup 27th February


Mattresses, electrical appliances, and other items of household rubbish have been dumped under a fly-over in West London, raising concerns about fire safety and public health. There is concern that the rubbish is polluting the waterways, as it’s near a canal. Rubbish in water has to be dealt with by the environment agency, and local authorities state that there has been an ‘alarming rise’ in fly-tipping in West London. Local authorities say they will impose considerable fines on anyone found dumping rubbish on public land.


The fly-tipping continues in Nottinghamshire, where a huge pile of rubbish was dumped close to a main road. Council officials say that the rubbish, which was dumped near the A60, could probably fill a refuse vehicle. The council are appealing for information on who might have dumped the waste.


A pile of rubbish has been dumped in a village in East Staffordshire and the residents are up in arms. Some villagers believe that the waste was dumped by a lorry which realised that the road into the village was a dead-end. The mound of waste contains dirty nappies and food waste.

The council said they are working to find out who is responsible, and they intend to pursue a prosecution. They are working with environmental officers to identify the culprit. It was only in 2015 that the council announced that they would crack down on fly-tippers with the introduction of tougher penalties.



Taxpayers will have to foot a £6,000 bill to clean up 50 tonnes of waste that was dumped at a park in the Black Country which was taken over by travellers. The travellers have now been evicted after the council used special powers to remove the travellers from the site. The council state that having to evict travellers from sites then clean them up is costing them around £400,000 per year.


Lancashire have a new piece of equipment called the ‘stinger’, which can be used to put out fires from above. The equipment is able to pierce roof slates and tiles, and it came in handy when the fire brigade was called upon to tackle a huge pile of rubbish. The stinger was able to be used to pump 3000 litres of water onto the mound of rubbish from above to extinguish it safely. The equipment is being used on a trial basis at the moment, and if it proves to be popular and effective, it will be used on fire engines in other areas of Lancashire in the near future.

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