Fears area is becoming ‘problem spot’ after “disgusting” fly-tippers dump waste near pond

Bournemouth Echo: RUBBISH: Waste left at a pond near Hurn RUBBISH: Waste left at a pond near Hurn

‘DISGUSTING and irresponsible’.

That’s what the fly-tippers have been branded after dumping their commercial waste in a pond near Hurn.

The area is becoming a ‘problem spot’ fears the chairman of Hurn parish Council Margaret Phipps.

She said: “It is just irresponsible for people to do this and they clearly have no sense of community. “It is disgusting at the end of the day but the thing is we can’t have someone there all the time monitoring this.”

She said that fly tipping happens all around the borough and that there are ‘hotspots’ that are targeted all the time.

She added: “Why can’t these people just do what everyone else does and pay to dump their waste the right way?”

Those caught fly-tipping can be prosecuted under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

A local resident who discovered the pile of rubbish said: “It seems like every week I come down I find more and more rubbish. It’s such a shame because the area is really beautiful.”

Every year councils spend a considerable amount of time and money removing this waste from the landscape and the site is investigated for evidence so that legal action can go ahead.

Flycapture, a government organisation, estimated the cost of clearance and disposal of fly-tipped waste to local authorities in England was over £74million for a year.

Mike Bell, Dorset Waste Partnership head of operations, said: “Fly-tipping is a crime and we would ask anyone who sees it to report it to their local council so that it can be cleared and investigated.

“Obviously, we should not have to use taxpayers’ money to remove this rubbish. Items of household waste should be taken to a local recycling centre, or you can request a bulky waste collection from your council.”

n How to report fly tipping: Residents can report fly-tipping via the website dorsetforyou.com/flytipping or by calling us on 01305 221040.

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12:09pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Turtlebay says...

@ Margaret Phipps - not everyone can afford to pay to dump commercial waste. Even large companies complain at the huge amount they have to pay!
Why don't you research and find out how much it costs? Then you'll know why they fly tip.
@ Margaret Phipps - not everyone can afford to pay to dump commercial waste. Even large companies complain at the huge amount they have to pay! Why don't you research and find out how much it costs? Then you'll know why they fly tip. Turtlebay

1:11pm Thu 19 Dec 13

rozmister says...

Turtlebay wrote:
@ Margaret Phipps - not everyone can afford to pay to dump commercial waste. Even large companies complain at the huge amount they have to pay! Why don't you research and find out how much it costs? Then you'll know why they fly tip.
If you run a business you factor in all your costs when you make a business plan. Waste disposal is no more optional than electricity or gas. If you can't afford to cover your costs and run your business you shouldn't be doing it.
[quote][p][bold]Turtlebay[/bold] wrote: @ Margaret Phipps - not everyone can afford to pay to dump commercial waste. Even large companies complain at the huge amount they have to pay! Why don't you research and find out how much it costs? Then you'll know why they fly tip.[/p][/quote]If you run a business you factor in all your costs when you make a business plan. Waste disposal is no more optional than electricity or gas. If you can't afford to cover your costs and run your business you shouldn't be doing it. rozmister

3:35pm Thu 19 Dec 13

spooki says...

They fly tip because they can't be @rsed to dispose of it properly like anyone else! They'd rather everyone else looked at their rubbish as they walk past every day.
They fly tip because they can't be @rsed to dispose of it properly like anyone else! They'd rather everyone else looked at their rubbish as they walk past every day. spooki

4:46pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Townee says...

I travel along Matchams Lane often and see rubbish dumped in most entries to the forest, mostly things taken when refurbishing homes.
I travel along Matchams Lane often and see rubbish dumped in most entries to the forest, mostly things taken when refurbishing homes. Townee

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