16 tonnes of concrete dumped on Whitwick Road junction of A50 – Council launch public appeal in bid to identify fly-tipper

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 21 April 2022

HINCKLEY and Bosworth Borough Council (HBBC) are appealing for information after a 16 Tonne fly-tip which was dumped on the Whitwick Road junction onto the A50.

The Clean Neighbourhood and Waste Service Team clearing up the fly-tip (Image: HBBC)

The 16-tonne fly-tipped pile – made up of broken concrete slabs – had to be cleared away by machinery by the Borough Council’s Clean Neighbourhood and Waste Service Teams today (Thursday, 21 April).

In a statement shared on Facebook, a Council spokesperson explained: “The tip had been there a while, but unfortunately due to the equipment required to clear it, the ground had been too soft.”

Those with any information or an idea of who left the discarded mess at the junction are being asked to get in touch with the Borough Council by messaging their page on Facebook, linked here.

Alternatively, their Clean Neighbourhood Teams can be called with any information, on 01455 238141.

Fly-tipping is illegal

Fly-tipping is a criminal offence.

Under Section 33 (1)(a) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, the Clean Neighbourhood Team are able to issue Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs).

Fly-tippers will initially be slapped with a fixed penalty notice of £400, but these can be discounted to £200 if early payments are made within 10 days.If you spot anybody fly-tipping, or traces of any fly-tipped mess in the borough, it should be reported to the Borough Council online, which can be done so on their official website, linked here.

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