Photos and video show terrible scale of flytipping on Blackstock Road right next to the tip
Photos and videos taken by people visiting Blackstock Tip in Gleadless this afternoon (April 8) have shown the shocking extent of flytipping that is taking place right next to the tip.
There are piles of rubbish either side of Blackstock Road close to the blue railings on the bridge – a few hundred metres from the entrace to the recycling centre.
And another pile of rubbish has been left a short way from the road near a block of flats. One resident said this pile was not flytipping, but was rubbish that had been cleared out of the nearby woods and then left there for nearly two weeks.
Residents of the area have complained on multiple occasions about the fact that people are dumping their rubbish near to the tip rather than queue to get inside and dispose of their household waste properly.
Huge queues have become an all too familiar sight in recent weeks outside the tip with Sheffield Council even issuing fines to stop people parking on the road.
Officers have been on duty at the Blackstock Road tip in Gleadless Valley to issue £70 on the spot fines to drivers who have refused to move on.
However, on many days long queues have continued, and residents have called for a better booking system to ensure people are not waiting for a long time outside Sheffield’s tips and are able to dispose of their rubbish responsibly.
Although this has often been the cause of the problem, the photographer who took today’s images of Blackstock Road said there was no queue at the time.
Earlier this month, Sheffield Council put the lengthy waits down to a combination of increased usage and the impact of measures put in place to ensure social distancing and protect staff.
Demand on Sheffield’s recycling sites has soared as people take on more gardening and DIY tasks during the coronavirus lockdowns.
Sheffield City Council have asked that residents with significant volumes of household or garden waste to consider contacting a registered skip hire company or using the council’s garden waste and bulky waste collection services.
SCC have been contacted for further comment.