New battle against fly-tippers
DUMP the dumpers – that was The Evening Star's battle-cry today as a new wave of fly-tipping swept the county.We've decided to take on the selfish idiots who are dumping more and more of their rubbish and debris in the Suffolk's lay-bys, country lanes and beauty spots.
DUMP the dumpers – that was The Evening Star's battle-cry today as a new wave of fly-tipping swept the county.
We've decided to take on the selfish idiots who are dumping more and more of their rubbish and debris in the Suffolk's lay-bys, country lanes and beauty spots.
And Dump the Dumpers is your way of helping in the crusade!
Our campaign will try to root out the identities of those who dump their mess, often under the cover of darkness.
Be it rogue builders who chuck away old bricks, cans and concrete – or householders who throw away their garden waste and disused DIY materials – we're after you!
We'd like you to tell us details of any incidents involving the dreaded dumpers.
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nTell us details of the latest incident – call our newsdesk hot-line.
nNote down any details which may be helpful, including car or van registrations if you catch the culprits in the act.
nTell us any other information which will help the authorities prosecute the offenders.
The latest dumping incidents have been on the old A45, between Nacton and Levington – one of Suffolk's dumping hotspots.
This is an area where the authorities have tried desperately to prevent dumping – and have organised several clean-ups.
But, crucially, it is quiet at night – when the dumpers can strike in the darkness.
Instead of waiting for the county's refuse sites to open the next morning, the dumping here goes ahead at night – the motivation being that the culprit's van is clear for the next day's work – or the driveway is clear of sacks of grass cuttings.
Other incidents have been reported in Ipswich's showpiece Waterfront area – and on land owned by the Port of Ipswich.
First to back our campaign was Ipswich Borough Council, which operates its own Cleaner Ipswich hotline.
A council spokesman said: "We welcome The Star's highlighting this problem and we would urge anyone who sees any dumping like to contact The Star or ourselves immediately and we will prosecute wherever possible."
The borough deals with about 200 incidents of fly tipping a year at a cost to council tax payers of about £10,000.
Watch our columns to see how our campaign develops – together we can Dump the Dumpers!
Our Hotline is: 01473-324788
nHave you any ideas to help in the campaign? What do you think of the dumpers? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or firstname.lastname@example.org.
nCleaner Ipswich hotline 01473-433000