PICTURED: Flytippers dump sofa and sink on footpath next to Sheffield river

This was the disgusting scene that greeted walkers on the banks of a Sheffield river this morning.

Monday, 19th March 2018, 10:03 am
Updated Monday, 19th March 2018, 2:15 pm
The rubbish which has been dumped near Meadowhall shopping centre.

A full sofa suite, a sink and tiles have all been fly tipped on a footpath next to the River Don, near Meadowhall shopping centre.

Coun Bryan Lodge, Sheffield Council's Cabinet member for environment and Streetscene, said: "We have been made aware of flytipping on Meadowhall Road and a team from Streets Ahead will now investigate this further.

The rubbish which has been dumped near Meadowhall shopping centre.

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“The council is very disappointed that a small number of people continue to flytip and undermine the city’s green credentials.

“In the past year we’ve issued 38 Fixed Penalty Notices for this, and have issued a further 21 to businesses for failing to keep correct documentation and taken seven cases to court – receiving guilty verdicts in all of them, with the highest fine at £3,000.

“This action shows that the council take these offences very seriously and is determined to take action against flytippers and those who spoil our city. Please help by reporting any flytipping to us and by using one of our recycling sites or, if a company is taking waste for you, checking they are authorised to carry waste.”

The rubbish which has been dumped near Meadowhall shopping centre.