Mound of fly-tipping removed from Wellingborough estate

Rubbish left on the Hemmingwell estate in Wellingborough
Rubbish left on the Hemmingwell estate in Wellingborough

Mattresses, white goods and a sofa were among the items removed after being dumped on a housing estate.

The fly-tipped rubbish was left near to houses and a play area on the Hemmingwell estate in Wellingborough.

Janet Barany contacted the Telegraph about the fly-tipping as well as bins for rubbish and dog waste overflowing near the Hope Centre, which she says is an ongoing issue.

She said: “You want to see the rubbish, it’s very bad.

“It’s beyond belief.”

A spokesman for Wellingborough Council said: “Norse was alerted to the fly-tipping last week and went down to the site on Thursday along with a council environmental health officer.

“The rubbish was dumped on private land, so they also met the landowner there.

“Norse explained to the landowner that it’s their responsibility to remove rubbish on their land but that Norse could remove it for them for a small charge.

“The landowner agreed to the charge on Wednesday and the site was cleared on Thursday.”

A successful prosecution for fly-tipping can carry a fine of up to £50,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

About 1,000 incidents of fly-tipping are reported to councils in Northamptonshire every month and it is estimated that the clean-up bill costs the county more than £650,000 a year.

For more information or to report fly-tipping in the area go to www.wellingborough.gov.uk/info/200089/street_care_and_cleaning/3/flytipping.