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Council investigates ‘industrial size’ fly-tip in Nottinghamshire

A Nottinghamshire council has launched a formal investigation into an industrial fly-tip on Coxmoor Road in Sutton.

 

Ashfield District Council Leader Jason Zadrozny has called the fly-tip “a disgrace” and demanded that it is checked with a fine tooth comb to try and find the culprits before its removal.

‘It has now been declared an environmental crime scene.’

The rubbish, dumped in a lay-by near Noman’s Hill Wood in Sutton will now be investigated by the Council’s Community Protection Team.

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The fly-tip comes three weeks into the Big Ashfield Spring Clean – the council’s biggest and best yet with multiple tons of rubbish collected over the past few weeks.

Councillor Zadrozny said:

“This fly-tip is on an industrial level and is a disgrace.

“Our Council staff and Councillors work so hard to assist residents to get rid of their waste.

“To see this huge fly-tip whilst we are just finishing our Big Spring Clean for 2023 – is disheartening, to say the least.”

“We won’t let this divert us from our efforts to maintain pride in our communities.

“That is why I have immediately requested an investigation.

“Our teams will now go through it looking for evidence and if we find it – we will throw the kitchen sink at the culprits.”

Fly-tipping is a serious criminal offence which carries a fine of up to £50,000 (unlimited if the case goes to the Crown Court) or an offender can even be sent to prison.

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