Video shows dozens of face masks discarded and furniture dumped in Sheffield street

This video shows the extent of littering and fly-tipping in one area of Sheffield as it was claimed people’s pride in the city ‘has gone’.

Friday, 31st July 2020, 10:33 am

The footage, taken on Colliery Road, close to the Amazon Sheffield depot, shows dozens of disposable face masks strewn across the pavement and discarded toys and home furniture further up the street.

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Some of the rubbish left on Colliery Road, Sheffield.

Ron Wiltshire, who captured the video, said: “Sheffield becoming unrecognisable as my home city.

“Will the council use cameras to catch fly-tippers, or install a bin here in the hope masks are disposed of properly? Nope, nothing will change.”

Sheffield City Council’s environmental enforcement officers can issue £400 fines anyone caught fly-tipping as well as £80 on-the-spot fines for anyone caught littering.

The rubbish was left overnight, Mr Wiltshire said.

Mr Wiltshire, who claimed “pride in the city has gone”, also photographed evidence of fly-tipping on nearby Brightside Lane and Station Lane.

Environmental organisation Greenpeace has urged people to wear reusable masks to cut down on disposable waste.