Council appeals for information following hazardous fly-tipping incidents
Great Yarmouth Borough Council is appealing for information after hazardous waste was left at the same location for the second month in a row.
In November, 250 litres of oil were fly tipped at the communal bins at Louise Close in Great Yarmouth meaning the bins were unable to be emptied due to the risk of potential contamination in transport. A further 10 containers were found to be fly tipped just three weeks later in the same spot.
Due to its hazardous nature and weight of the waste, a special contractor was necessary to remove it, which comes at a significant cost.
It is believed the hazardous waste has originated from a commercial business and must have been transported by a vehicle. As a result of this, visits to commercial premises in the area will take place to ensure that any hazardous waste is disposed of correctly.
A letter will be distributed to tenants within the immediate area appealing for any witnesses, however anyone with information should contact the Estates Services Officer at Great Yarmouth Borough Council via 01493 846825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cllr Paul Wells, chairman of the environmental committee, said: "The Housing Services Team take great pride in providing a clean, safe, and well-maintained environment for all of our residents.
"These recent fly tipping incidents are unacceptable. Whoever carried out this disrespectful act could have had a serious impact on the environment, as well as human and animal life, and should be held to account."
Environmental crimes can also be reported via the Environmental Rangers. As much information as possible should be provided such as the location and time of offence, what occurred, the description or address of the offender(s), and the registration number of any vehicle involved. The quickest way to report is to download the Love Clean Streets App, or by calling 01493 846478.