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Fly-tipping in Cowbit: Green waste that was dumped on land is just 'laziness' - says farmer

A farmer has slammed the illegal dumping of garden waste near a bridle path in Cowbit as 'pure laziness.'

William Tyrrell posted pictures of the fly-tipped black bags of rubbish on the village's community Facebook page. It is presumed to have been dumped sometime between Wednesday, April 1, and Thursday, April 2.

He posted: "Sorry to be the bearer of negative news but unfortunately somebody has fly-tipped garden waste in plastic bags on the Wash at the end of Backgate. It would be appreciated that if the person who did it reads this that it doesn’t happen again, and if you know who they were to pass the message on.

The black bags of garden waste, left near rubble that had been legally tipped ready for road repairs.
The black bags of garden waste, left near rubble that had been legally tipped ready for road repairs.

"Remember, fly-tipping has to be cleared up by someone at their cost, inconvenience, and health risk and is a prosecutable crime. It is also extremely selfish and anti-social for the other uses of the space. Thank you ."

The rubbish was dumped near rubble that has been tipped legally ready for road repairs, he explained.

"This is the first fly-tipping we have had for a while in Cowbit Wash," Mr Tyrrell told Spalding Today. "It was pretty bad before the garden waste collection scheme came in. It is just pure laziness. People think it's just garden waste but you wouldn't tip it in your next door neighbour's garden. A gentleman saw the post and said he would take it and put it on his compost."

The post about fly-tipping on Facebook. (32962538)
The post about fly-tipping on Facebook. (32962538)

There have been worries that an increase in fly-tipping could occur with the temporary closure of Spalding's Household Waste Recycling Centre, off West Marsh Road.

A number of cases have occurred in the area over the past week. However, figures from South Holland District Council show that in March this year there were 67 incidents of fly-tipping, compared to 77 in March 2019.

Report fly-tipping at: https://www.sholland.gov.uk/reportit


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