Fury over latest flytipping mess

From left, Corby councillors Stan Heggs and Ray Lilley with bags of chipped garden refuse which were dumped in Bear Lane, Weldon
From left, Corby councillors Stan Heggs and Ray Lilley with bags of chipped garden refuse which were dumped in Bear Lane, Weldon

Flytippers dumped mounds of garden waste in a lane less than a mile away from a town’s recycling centre.

Huge bags of the chipped waste, as well as branches, were left in Bear Lane, Weldon. The flytipping incident was discovered on Friday and the material has now been removed.

Cllr Stan Heggs said: “This makes me absolutely furious.

“The borough’s recycling centre is just down the road. The people who did this must have driven past it.

“There is no need for this kind of behaviour. The recycling centre is first class with facilities for waste of all kind to be properly disposed of.

“People who just dump their rubbish anywhere have no consideration for others. It costs time and money to clear it up.”

Corby’s household waste recycling centre is in Kettering Road, Weldon, and, until September is open from 8am until 8pm every day except Wednesday.

Cllr Heggs said: “It couldn’t be easier to dispose of household waste. The people who left this waste in Bear Lane and those who dump their rubbish elsewhere in the borough are simply anti-social. It’s infuriating that they cannot respect the countryside in the way most people do.

“If people are caught fly-tipping they could face being fined.”

Unless the people responsible for dumping waste can be traced, the cost of clearing it up is borne by Corby’s council tax payers.

In March the owner of the shop Pysio, in Corby Old Village, was prosecuted by for failing to dispose of trade waste properly.

Dariusz Czech, 43, of Barth Close, Corby, admitted the offence and was ordered to pay costs of £383.17 to the borough council, as well as being given a conditional discharge for 12 months by town magistrates.

Council staff found evidence among rubbish that was dumped that led back to the shop on five different occasions.

Corby Council’s, lead member for environment, Cllr Peter McEwan, said: “We take fly-tipping seriously and will continue to crack down on it while finding more ways to find out who is responsible.

“There is no excuse for allowing rubbish to blight our community and any being dumped on the side of roads or in public areas will not be tolerated.”

To report flytipping call 01536 464654.