Northumberland County Council appeals for information regarding the tipping of rubbish.
Environment enforcement officers are asking the public to provide information regarding waste that was dumped at the Old Brickworks in Widdrington, on or around Tuesday 21 August. Alongside approximately 20 car tyres and 3 fridge-freezers, several office chairs with green covers made up the majority of the tip. Officers are seeking information about both the origins of the waste and any vehicle that may have been seen carrying it.
Cllr Alan Thompson Northumberland County Council’s executive member for neighbourhood services and highways said:
“Flytipping is potentially hazardous for young children who could be attracted to irresponsible waste dumps. We encourage all residents and businesses to check the credentials of people offering waste disposal services, and would urge anyone with information about this case to come forward.”
Flytipping can also damage the environment, including disturbing wildlife. The cost of disposing of the waste safely is also met by the tax payer, placing an extra burden on Northumberland residents.
Northumberland County Council’s enforcement team has had increasing success in its enforcement campaign including successful prosecutions.
Please contact Northumberland County Council on 0845 600 6400 or if you have any information. Calls made will be treated in the strictest of confidence.