Waste found fly-tipped in Cumbrian Way, Bransholme

Five tonnes of dumped waste cleaned up in Bransholme

The pictures below show a huge clean-up operation in Cumbrian Way that saw Hull City Council clear more than five-and-a-half tonnes of waste.

The street in Bransholme had become a dumping ground for illegal activity, forcing the authority to step-in and remove a large amount of fly-tipped rubbish.

The area was also litter-picked, with the grounds maintenance team attending to clear back unruly shrubbery and trees.

Teams spent a total of two days cleaning the area, costing the council about £3,800.

The images below show the state of Cumbrian Way before the clean-up …

… and after the teams had visited:

Councillor Anita Harrison, portfolio holder for waste management, said: “Improving environmental standards is a top priority for the council, and we are prosecuting those who fly-tip.

“What it is important to remember is that where people see fly-tipping, it is because someone has committed an illegal act, not because the council hasn’t cleaned it up.

“I can sympathise with anyone concerned about fly-tipping in our city. We take each instance very seriously and spend more than £250,000 every year cleaning up after people. Our focus is on trying to prosecute those that we can identify, but need information and support from residents to do this.

“Fly-tipping and littering is anti-social behaviour, and there is no excuse for it.”

Those who see fly-tipping should call 01482 300 300, report it online or visit their local Customer Service Centre.

Tiffin Box in Princes Avenue was prosecuted for offences relating to the management of waste.
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