Fury as rubbish piles up on street
EVERY week rubbish is dumped on an Ipswich road – and it needs to stop for good.That was the word from Robert Emeny, 30, of Tyler Street, Ipswich, who is fed up with rubbish being dumped on his road.
EVERY week rubbish is dumped on an Ipswich road – and it needs to stop for good.
That was the word from Robert Emeny, 30, of Tyler Street, Ipswich, who is fed up with rubbish being dumped on his road.
He says the site on Tyler Street, where people put out their wheelie bins for emptying on a Sunday night, has become a hotspot for dumped waste.
It is currently strewn with a sofa bed and cushions.
This comes just days after the Evening Star revealed the mound of fly-tipped rubbish at the entrance of the Sproughton Sewage Works in Church Lane.
Mr Emeny now wants Ipswich Borough Council to take action and put up signs warning people against dumping their rubbish.
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He said: "At the end of the row of terraced houses on Tyler Street, people put out their wheelie bins.
"They are meant to put them out on a Sunday and collect them back in on a Monday, but if they don't it attracts fly tipping.
"At the moment there is a sofa bed and a toilet cistern wrapped up in a plastic bag.
"People see it as a refuse collection point, which it isn't. We have had washing machines and ironing boards.
"It is not so bad at this time of year, but when it is summer time you get flies and it smells."
Mr Emeny says he calls the Cleaner Ipswich hotline every week to get the rubbish cleared up – but that he now wants it to stop for good.
He said: "I would really like to see a sign put up saying 'No fly tipping'."
A spokesman for Ipswich Borough Council said: "We are right behind the Star's campaign and say to the dumpers: we are watching you.
"We also say to those few people who leave their bins on the streets all week: stop causing an obstruction or we could take action.
"The vast majority of residents do spare a thought for our environment and for people with disabilities who have to negotiate a potential hazard on our pavements.
"Let's urge the tiny minority who don't to think again."