Plea to stop dumping rubbish in neighbourhood

A FURIOUS householder has slammed untidy people who have turned his neighbourhood into a "dumping ground".

Haroon Ayub, aged 40, who works as a warehouseman and lives at Bramham Court, Darnall, showed The Star an old mattress dumped yards from his home, a packet of bread emptied on the ground, and old cardboard boxes thrown into his garden.

The married father-of-five said: "I own my own home, where I have lived for the last 25 years, and try to take a pride in it. But it seems that a lot of people have nothing better to do than spoil the area by dumping rubbish.

"In recent weeks I have also seen items dumped like a sofa and bedstead - then the council has to come round and clear it, which is a waste of taxpayers' money as the rubbish should not be there in the first place."

Mr Ayub said he has contacted Sheffield Council and also a company which manages social rented housing in the area, to take action to deter or catch those responsible.

Coun Shaffaq Mohammed, Sheffield Council cabinet member for communities, said: "We take fly-tipping very seriously.

"It is a problem that we are constantly working to tackle across the city and often we rely on Sheffield people to be our eyes and ears on the ground.

"Fly-tipping isn't just unsightly - once there is something dumped it can attract more fly tipping and is part of a circle of illegal activity."

- To report fly tipping call the council on 0114 273 4567.

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