Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Total Disregard for Community; Council in Bid to Find Fly-Tippers

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Total Disregard for Community; Council in Bid to Find Fly-Tippers

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Byline: CHRIS KNIGHT Reporter chris.knight@ncjmedia.com

AN appeal has been launched to track down "disgraceful" fly-tippers who illegally dumped rubbish by a river bank in Jarrow. Rubbish including boards, paint and boxes, was discovered at Slake Road by a member of South Tyneside Homes' Handy Estates team carrying out inspections on Friday morning. The waste was dumped sometime between 8am on Thursday and 8am on Friday, and the council is seeking information about the culprits.

A South Tyneside Council spokesman said: "This incident is disgraceful and shows a complete disregard for the local community.

"The only excuse for not disposing of rubbish properly is laziness.

"There are significant costs involved in clearing and investigating this type of illegal disposal of waste which drains council resources and ultimately costs our residents.

"This incident alone will cost hundreds of pounds to clear and dispose of in the correct way.

"We take such incidents very seriously and new laws now allow the council to seize and destroy a vehicle if it is suspected of being used to fly tip and prosecute the owner. …

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