‘End this blight of flytipping’

May 30 2018

FLY tipping continues to blight the Mangotsfield landscape.

These photos show the extent of the problem in the area despite the council's Sort It recycling centre being close by.

The first was taken in a lane by bungalows in Albion Close, the second in Hillside and the third at top of Long Road. All sites are within a 100 yard radius.

Rodway councillor Michael Bell said: "The advice to the public is not to confront the culprits for fear of reprisals, but if possible to take vehicle registrations and contact South Gloucestershire Council."

Members of the public are also asked to make a note of the date and time of the incident, a description of the people seen fly tipping and the materials being tipped, and to obtain photographic evidence if safe to do so.

The council, which has a zero tolerance approach to fly tipping, says it can be dangerous, pollutes land and costs significant amounts of tax payers money to clear away.

Members of the public are also advised never to touch waste as it could be hazardous.

Fly tipping carries a fine of up to £5,000.