Anger as 'three to four large skips' of fly-tipped rubbish blocks road
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Babergh residents have voiced their anger after fly-tipping blocked a road near East Bergholt.
The dumped rubbish — including mattresses, fridges and even bathtubs — left Sandpits Lane in Holton St Mary impassable this morning.
The road has since been cleared by waste management teams and volunteer Jason Alexander from Rubbish Walks.
Mr Alexander said: "There was at least two bathtubs, fridges and five or six vacuum cleaners.
"There was a massive amount — it was probably one of the biggest fly-tipping incidents I have seen in a long time.
"I would say there was probably enough waste there that had been dumped to fill three to four large skips.
"The waste management team from Babergh District Council turned up just as I got there.
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"They had big flatbed trucks. We filled a couple of them up, and then moved the rest of the stuff on to the side of the road.
"They had to go and drop all that stuff off before returning later today.
"It is unbelievable, completely thoughtless and so dangerous as no ambulance or fire engines would have been able to get past."
One local resident posted on Facebook alerting people that the fly-tipping had blocked the lane.
Others replied describing the fly-tipping as "disgusting", "shocking" and "disgraceful".
A spokesman for Babergh District Council said: “We remain committed to tackling fly-tipping in our district and aim to deal with any reports of this occurring on public land within 48 hours.
"We were made aware of an instance of fly-tipping blocking Sandpits Lane in East Bergholt and our team have acted quickly to investigate and clear it.
“Our council is immensely grateful for the public’s help in reporting fly-tipping, which can be done quickly and easily via our website 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“We would also encourage anyone using a third party to dispose of waste to ensure they verify the waste carrier’s license, either on the Environment Agency website or by calling 03708 506 506.”