Warning following fly-tipping in Loxley

Fly tipping in a car park in Loxley
Fly tipping in a car park in Loxley
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Fines of more than £700 are being handed out by Sheffield Council for people who are caught dumping rubbish.

There were 19 prosecutions for fly-tipping last year and residents are being reminded of the council’s zero-tolerance approach to catch those responsible.

The warning comes after rubbish, including sheets of asbestos, was found dumped in a car park in Loxley Common, Loxley.

The fly-tipping was reported to the council by a member of the public.

Coun Jack Scott, cabinet member for environment, recycling and Streetscene, said: “There is no excuse for this disgusting and totally unnecessary behaviour. People who dump waste in this way should have more pride in their area and not commit this ignorant crime.

“We take a zero-tolerance approach and use every tool at our disposal to catch these criminals.

“Last year we had 19 prosecutions for fly-tipping, with the highest fine over £700. I’d urge residents to report any problems to us so they can be resolved as quickly as possible.”

Household waste can be disposed of at the five recycling centres in Sheffield.

n For details about commercial waste visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/waste