Anger over huge pile of fly-tipped rubbish on Peterborough estate

Peterborough city councillor Nicola Day has urged residents to report any incidents of fly-tipping after finding a huge pile of rubbish.

Thursday, 13th August 2020, 4:12 am
Cllr Nicola Day near the scene of the fly-tipping.

The fly-tip was found by Councillor Day and Parish Councillor Kirsty Knight on Tuesday behind houses in Orton Goldhay.

Video footage of the find was posted on social media and showed a large amount of abandoned furniture and other household rubbish piled high in a back alleyway.

Cllr Day said: “Parish Cllr Knight and I carried out our ward patrol on Tuesday, residents had alerted us to some particularly bad fly-tip behind houses in Orton Goldhay.

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Some of the dumped rubbish.

“We were shocked and disappointed to find a huge pile of rubbish behind some houses.

“The fly-tip consisted of old household furniture, paint pots, mattresses, bed bases and household food waste in black bin bags.

“This is very distressing for residents whose back gardens back onto this pile of fly-tip, in this heat the household food waste is begining to smell really bad and it is a health hazard.

“The fly-tip has been reported into the council for removal. This particular space, which was once a communal space for bin storage has become a regular spot for fly-tipping.

“We want our area to be a safe, clean and pleasant place to live in. I am asking resdients to contact me in confidence if they are having trouble managing their waste and I’m also asking any residents who witness any incidents of fly-tipping to let me know. It is totally unacceptable and it is illegal.”

Cllr Day - who represents Orton Waterville has asked residents to contact her with any further issues of fly-tipping at [email protected]