Flytippers sought after dumping rubbish in Martlesham

A huge amount of rubble and rubbish has been dumped in the entrance to a field near Barrack Square i

A huge amount of rubble and rubbish has been dumped in the entrance to a field near Barrack Square in Martlesham. - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

Flytippers have struck at a field near BT in Martlesham dumping an estimated four truck loads of debris with a wheelbarrow on top.

It is the second case of flytipping on the outskirts of Ipswich this month.

Suffolk Coastal District Council has appealed for information about the latest incident which was spotted by a passer-by on Tuesday.

A spokeswoman said it was aware of the waste on private land at Barrack Square Martlesham, but unfortunately have been unable to trace anyone to the waste.

As the rubbish is on private land it is up to the farmer to deal with the removal of it.

Councillor Carol Poulter, Cabinet Member for Green Environment, said: “We would like to appeal to anyone who may have seen somebody dumping this large amount of waste. If you see someone fly-tipping in the district, please report it in confidence online at www.suffolkcostal.gov.uk/yourhome/waste/fly-tipping or by calling Suffolk Coastal on 01394 444000. Alternatively email scs@ncsgrp.co.uk.”

Earlier this month disgusted labourers were left to clear up a skip-full of rubbish that was fly-tipped in a crop field in Ipswich.

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Carpets, cupboards, a child’s car seat, fencing and mop buckets were among the items found abandoned in Sparrows Nest Farm, off Henley Road.

The incident was reported to Ipswich Borough Council.

Suffolk Coastal District Could said it had caught two flytippers in the past two months.

A Rendlesham resident admitted to dumping waste in a layby in Bromeswell in May and a Saxmundham resident admitted dumping waste outside the Household Waste Recycling Centre in Leiston while the site was closed, in June.

Since May 9, local authorities have the powers to issue any person found responsible for illegally dumping rubbish with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £200 as an alternative to being prosecuted for the offence. If paid within ten days, the penalty is reduced to £120.