Disgust over flytipping at Sheffield beauty spot, as bags of soil and bleach are dumped beside river

Flytippers have struck at a Sheffield beauty spot, dumping blacks bags filled with soil and toxic cleaning equipment on the river bank.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 4:31 pm

This was the mess left behind in the Mayfield Valley, where some of the rubbish ended up in the Porter Brook, posing a hazard to fish and other wildlife.

The flytipping, just off Clough Lane, a short walk from Forge Dam Cafe, was reported to Sheffield Council via FixMy Streets today, Friday, March 12.

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Flytipping beside the River Porter in Sheffield's Mayfield Valley

Photos were also shared to the Sheffield Litter Pickers Facebook group, where they were met with shock and disgust.

The woman who reported it, who asked not to be named, branded the shameful act of environmental vandalism ‘shocking’ and ‘heartbreaking’.

Another person commented: “Whaaat?? There’s bottles of bleach and household cleaning products spilling out, potentially polluting the river!! Absolutely shocking, what vile creatures do this???”

Flytipping beside the River Porter in Sheffield's Mayfield Valley

Anyone caught flytipping faces an unlimited fine or up to five years’ imprisonment.

You can report flytipping via Sheffield Council's website or using FixMyStreet.