FLY-TIPPING is continuing to plague a residential street in Sheffield, months after the council pledged to clamp down on the problem.
Haroon Ayub, aged 41, who lives with his family at Bramham Road in Darnall, says worn-out sofas, dirty mattresses and assorted items of household waste are regularly dumped on the street.
The married father-of-five said: “All it takes is a phone call to the council and someone will come and pick up your old furniture.
“But instead these people just put it out in the street.
“It’s just plain ignorance.”
Mr Ayub, who works as a warehouseman, first contacted The Star in January. He says conditions initially improved after a story was printed highlighting the issue, but recently the problem has come back with a vengeance.
He said: “When I called The Star last time three vans came screeching round the corner to get the mess cleared up as soon as possible.
“It improved for a while, but now people have started dumping again. It’s all local residents, we know where the problem is, and the council needs to educate them.”
In January council cabinet member for communities, Coun Shaffaq Mohammed, appealed for residents to inform the authority of any illegal fly-tipping activity.
But Mr Ayub claims he was met with indifference when he tried to tell officers who was dumping on his street.
“It is obvious who has left the most recent rubbish,” he said. “An old sofa appeared behind one house and then a delivery van turned up at the same address with a new sofa.
“But when I called the council I was sent round the houses. Streetforce said it wasn’t their problem and put me onto Environmental Health, who sent me to Veolia. Nobody wants to know.
“I’ve owned my house for 25 years and I’m proud of it. People are turning the area into a tip.”