Sheffield woman says she’s cleaning Page Hall up with area overrun with RATS
A Page Hall resident who has lived in the area for five years, is clearing up dropped rubbish and litter on the estate after ongoing ‘nightmare’ fly-tipping problems.
Fridges, mattresses, rugs, sofas, child-car seats, food waste and bin bags have been dumped on Popple Street over the last eight weeks – a problem which one local claims is causing the area’s rat-infestation problem.
The resident who has lived on the road for the last five years, has taken to clearing up the rubbish themselves and removed bottles, food wrappers and plastic that was left next to the bin on Popple Street yesterday (Thursday, November 5).
However the concerned local, who asked to remain anonymous, said litter can reappear within an hour after it has been removed.
She said: “It's a total nightmare it really is.
"I can't stand mess and I was sick of seeing it like a tip every time I opened my front door, I'm forever out sweeping up.
"Sometimes the rubbish can reappear within the hour but most of the time the rubbish appears between 11pm and 6am as the bin men come round about 6:30am to 6:45am to empty bins Monday to Friday.
"It's a total nightmare from about 6pm on a Friday night to 6am Monday morning, more and more rubbish will appear as there are no bin men over the weekend.”
The Page Hall resident said the fly-tipping problem has been an issue since before she moved to the area.
"The litter makes me rather angry and the anxiety kicks in", she added.
“They use the street bin as if it's their own private bin, then come complaining about the size of the rats and all the rubbish which is their fault for dumping their rubbish there.
“In the real world I'd make all the people that are dumping rubbish live in their own filthy mess, it's not good for no man, woman, child nor beast to live like this.”
South Yorkshire Police have started issuing fines, starting from £200 for residents breaching Covid-19 restrictions in Page Hall, after videos of brawls circulated on social media.
Despite this action, the local who has lived in the area for the last five years is not confident the fly-tipping and litter problems will be sufficiently tackled.