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Rubbish comes back to visit a flytipper

Swindon Advertiser: Old Town resident Leigh Nugent with the flytipped rubbish in Globe Street Old Town resident Leigh Nugent with the flytipped rubbish in Globe Street

A FLYTIPPER made a schoolboy error after leaving addressed mail in a bag of rubbish dumped at Coate Water on Saturday. When concerned resident Leigh Nugent found the rubbish while out walking his two dogs with his girlfriend around the Swindon beauty spot, he took the trouble to find the letters in the bag and return the whole package to the sender.

The 44-year-old from Old Town said: ”On Saturday morning we went for a walk around Coate Water. We came around a corner on the path and there was this bag of rubbish. We just couldn’t believe it, we didn’t know why someone would do this.”

When Leigh opened up the bag, he found a wad of letters addressed to a home in Albion Street.

He said: “I just thought I would open it up and check inside it, just in case there were something in there to identify him. It was then that I found these letters all addressed to him.

“So I brought the bag back on my lap in the car, and next time I was driving near the address I wrote a note, and I dropped it off.”

It is not the first time that Leigh has returned dumped rubbish to its owners.

“Once, I found rubbish dumped around the corner from where I live. I managed to find a telephone number and it turned out they had moved to Bournemouth. I told them that they had left all this rubbish and they had to come back and get it. I had thrown it away by then of course but it had them worried. They were mortified that I had caught them out.”

Leigh is really keen that flytippers should be named and shamed.

He said: “It’s just disgusting. I think people just forget what’s around them. I love Swindon. I love living here but people are ruining it with flytipping.”

The Adver attempted to contact the flytipper but was unable to get a response at the address.

Coate Water is not the only place that people have abandoned bags of rubbish, with fly tipping at Cheney Manor Industrial Estate getting worse.

Mark Iles, 47, of scrapyard Fords Only, said fly tipping had been an issue near his scrapyard in Brindley Close for months, and was only getting worse.

He added: “I run a scrapyard, and my yard is tidier than the outside of the road.

“I pay a monthly charge of between £36 to £40 to keep the road clean and tidy. There has been an agreement it would be swept on the last Wednesday of every month, but that does not seem to have happened.”

Swindon Council is investigating the incident.

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8:15am Fri 7 Mar 14

Always Grumpy says...

I suspect fly tipping will only get worse around the town with Swindon Council's dreadful performance regarding household waste collection.
I suspect fly tipping will only get worse around the town with Swindon Council's dreadful performance regarding household waste collection. Always Grumpy
  • Score: 32

8:18am Fri 7 Mar 14

semitonic says...

If we had more decent citizens like Leigh around this town would be a much better place. Sadly there are too many selfish idiots who won't even take responsibility for their own rubbish and are stupid enough to leave their address inside, how dumb can you get.
If we had more decent citizens like Leigh around this town would be a much better place. Sadly there are too many selfish idiots who won't even take responsibility for their own rubbish and are stupid enough to leave their address inside, how dumb can you get. semitonic
  • Score: 33

8:44am Fri 7 Mar 14

PaulD says...

I have complained to the council several times about the flytipping that takes place along Roughmoor Way and Tewkesbury Wa by the residents who live adjacent to them simply slinging their waste over their garden fence. It's pretty obvious what is happening and is very evident in the winter when the trees that line the road are bare. The council as ever does nothing. It simply sends the message to these scumbags that it is OK to do this.

The council have also recently cut back hedgerows and brambles around Hillmead exposing thousands of items of litter, yet they have left this litter there for all to see and to blow about in the wind. Cretins.
I have complained to the council several times about the flytipping that takes place along Roughmoor Way and Tewkesbury Wa by the residents who live adjacent to them simply slinging their waste over their garden fence. It's pretty obvious what is happening and is very evident in the winter when the trees that line the road are bare. The council as ever does nothing. It simply sends the message to these scumbags that it is OK to do this. The council have also recently cut back hedgerows and brambles around Hillmead exposing thousands of items of litter, yet they have left this litter there for all to see and to blow about in the wind. Cretins. PaulD
  • Score: 16

8:47am Fri 7 Mar 14

umpcah says...

I don't condone flytipping but can understand transportless folk dumping an old mattress or other unwanted bulky items on nearby wasteland. However lots of flytipped rubbish could`ve been disposed of via routine household refuse collections ! I do think that The Council know where the flytipping hotspots are and could make arrangements for say fortnightly clearances when a " dustcart " is due to be in the relative area. Years ago if a " dustcart " passed say an old cartyre it would stop to take it away in the interest of health and safety ! Not any more I`m afraid ! A definite YES to prosecution when flytippers can be identified .
I don't condone flytipping but can understand transportless folk dumping an old mattress or other unwanted bulky items on nearby wasteland. However lots of flytipped rubbish could`ve been disposed of via routine household refuse collections ! I do think that The Council know where the flytipping hotspots are and could make arrangements for say fortnightly clearances when a " dustcart " is due to be in the relative area. Years ago if a " dustcart " passed say an old cartyre it would stop to take it away in the interest of health and safety ! Not any more I`m afraid ! A definite YES to prosecution when flytippers can be identified . umpcah
  • Score: 1

8:50am Fri 7 Mar 14

Wildwestener says...

PaulD wrote:
I have complained to the council several times about the flytipping that takes place along Roughmoor Way and Tewkesbury Wa by the residents who live adjacent to them simply slinging their waste over their garden fence. It's pretty obvious what is happening and is very evident in the winter when the trees that line the road are bare. The council as ever does nothing. It simply sends the message to these scumbags that it is OK to do this.

The council have also recently cut back hedgerows and brambles around Hillmead exposing thousands of items of litter, yet they have left this litter there for all to see and to blow about in the wind. Cretins.
I drive down Roughmoor Way and Tewkesbury Way every day and my take is that most of the rubbish is litter that has blown into the hedge, not that it has been thrown over the fences by residents. That said, it would be nice if our Council Tax went to keeping this area nice instead of all being spent on areas deemed to have more "social issues"
[quote][p][bold]PaulD[/bold] wrote: I have complained to the council several times about the flytipping that takes place along Roughmoor Way and Tewkesbury Wa by the residents who live adjacent to them simply slinging their waste over their garden fence. It's pretty obvious what is happening and is very evident in the winter when the trees that line the road are bare. The council as ever does nothing. It simply sends the message to these scumbags that it is OK to do this. The council have also recently cut back hedgerows and brambles around Hillmead exposing thousands of items of litter, yet they have left this litter there for all to see and to blow about in the wind. Cretins.[/p][/quote]I drive down Roughmoor Way and Tewkesbury Way every day and my take is that most of the rubbish is litter that has blown into the hedge, not that it has been thrown over the fences by residents. That said, it would be nice if our Council Tax went to keeping this area nice instead of all being spent on areas deemed to have more "social issues" Wildwestener
  • Score: 1

9:20am Fri 7 Mar 14

Arrowfield says...

PaulD wrote:
I have complained to the council several times about the flytipping that takes place along Roughmoor Way and Tewkesbury Wa by the residents who live adjacent to them simply slinging their waste over their garden fence. It's pretty obvious what is happening and is very evident in the winter when the trees that line the road are bare. The council as ever does nothing. It simply sends the message to these scumbags that it is OK to do this.

The council have also recently cut back hedgerows and brambles around Hillmead exposing thousands of items of litter, yet they have left this litter there for all to see and to blow about in the wind. Cretins.
Swindon Borough Council excel in the art of grass cutting and not bothering to the clear litter first creating a snowstorm of debris. I bet the idiot on the mower thinks 'that's not my job'!
[quote][p][bold]PaulD[/bold] wrote: I have complained to the council several times about the flytipping that takes place along Roughmoor Way and Tewkesbury Wa by the residents who live adjacent to them simply slinging their waste over their garden fence. It's pretty obvious what is happening and is very evident in the winter when the trees that line the road are bare. The council as ever does nothing. It simply sends the message to these scumbags that it is OK to do this. The council have also recently cut back hedgerows and brambles around Hillmead exposing thousands of items of litter, yet they have left this litter there for all to see and to blow about in the wind. Cretins.[/p][/quote]Swindon Borough Council excel in the art of grass cutting and not bothering to the clear litter first creating a snowstorm of debris. I bet the idiot on the mower thinks 'that's not my job'! Arrowfield
  • Score: 10

9:46am Fri 7 Mar 14

Davey Gravey says...

Always Grumpy wrote:
I suspect fly tipping will only get worse around the town with Swindon Council's dreadful performance regarding household waste collection.
I agree completely. An existing problem is going to get a whole lot worse now.
I saw the council guys out delivering the new green bins. Only one delivered along by where I live, meaning all the others will be finding other ways of getting rid if green waste.
Mine will be going to landfill from the roll out date
[quote][p][bold]Always Grumpy[/bold] wrote: I suspect fly tipping will only get worse around the town with Swindon Council's dreadful performance regarding household waste collection.[/p][/quote]I agree completely. An existing problem is going to get a whole lot worse now. I saw the council guys out delivering the new green bins. Only one delivered along by where I live, meaning all the others will be finding other ways of getting rid if green waste. Mine will be going to landfill from the roll out date Davey Gravey
  • Score: 16

10:23am Fri 7 Mar 14

DLP OldTown says...

I think Swindon Highways is missed a brilliant way to generate some income here.
Fly tipping brings a £1,000 fine.
With a little bit of foresight and initiative all they need to do is employ a small team of people (with rubber gloves) to take a look into the rubbish that is dumped. most of the mindless morons usually leave something to identify themselves.
I did this myself when there was a fly tipping problem some years ago where I lived and sent the letters/bank statements to the Council who eventually fined the guy.
I think Swindon Highways is missed a brilliant way to generate some income here. Fly tipping brings a £1,000 fine. With a little bit of foresight and initiative all they need to do is employ a small team of people (with rubber gloves) to take a look into the rubbish that is dumped. most of the mindless morons usually leave something to identify themselves. I did this myself when there was a fly tipping problem some years ago where I lived and sent the letters/bank statements to the Council who eventually fined the guy. DLP OldTown
  • Score: 12

10:30am Fri 7 Mar 14

DLP OldTown says...

Davey Gravey wrote:
Always Grumpy wrote:
I suspect fly tipping will only get worse around the town with Swindon Council's dreadful performance regarding household waste collection.
I agree completely. An existing problem is going to get a whole lot worse now.
I saw the council guys out delivering the new green bins. Only one delivered along by where I live, meaning all the others will be finding other ways of getting rid if green waste.
Mine will be going to landfill from the roll out date
Didn't know you could get one delivered, our leaflet said you have to collect them if you want an extra bin and it appears they are out of stock every time I try to get one.
[quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Always Grumpy[/bold] wrote: I suspect fly tipping will only get worse around the town with Swindon Council's dreadful performance regarding household waste collection.[/p][/quote]I agree completely. An existing problem is going to get a whole lot worse now. I saw the council guys out delivering the new green bins. Only one delivered along by where I live, meaning all the others will be finding other ways of getting rid if green waste. Mine will be going to landfill from the roll out date[/p][/quote]Didn't know you could get one delivered, our leaflet said you have to collect them if you want an extra bin and it appears they are out of stock every time I try to get one. DLP OldTown
  • Score: 4

10:33am Fri 7 Mar 14

PaulD says...

Wildwestener wrote:
PaulD wrote: I have complained to the council several times about the flytipping that takes place along Roughmoor Way and Tewkesbury Wa by the residents who live adjacent to them simply slinging their waste over their garden fence. It's pretty obvious what is happening and is very evident in the winter when the trees that line the road are bare. The council as ever does nothing. It simply sends the message to these scumbags that it is OK to do this. The council have also recently cut back hedgerows and brambles around Hillmead exposing thousands of items of litter, yet they have left this litter there for all to see and to blow about in the wind. Cretins.
I drive down Roughmoor Way and Tewkesbury Way every day and my take is that most of the rubbish is litter that has blown into the hedge, not that it has been thrown over the fences by residents. That said, it would be nice if our Council Tax went to keeping this area nice instead of all being spent on areas deemed to have more "social issues"
I'm talking about the broken garden chairs, flowerpots, growbags, paint tins, boken toys etc that are all focussed in certain spots along thes roads at the backs of gardens
[quote][p][bold]Wildwestener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PaulD[/bold] wrote: I have complained to the council several times about the flytipping that takes place along Roughmoor Way and Tewkesbury Wa by the residents who live adjacent to them simply slinging their waste over their garden fence. It's pretty obvious what is happening and is very evident in the winter when the trees that line the road are bare. The council as ever does nothing. It simply sends the message to these scumbags that it is OK to do this. The council have also recently cut back hedgerows and brambles around Hillmead exposing thousands of items of litter, yet they have left this litter there for all to see and to blow about in the wind. Cretins.[/p][/quote]I drive down Roughmoor Way and Tewkesbury Way every day and my take is that most of the rubbish is litter that has blown into the hedge, not that it has been thrown over the fences by residents. That said, it would be nice if our Council Tax went to keeping this area nice instead of all being spent on areas deemed to have more "social issues"[/p][/quote]I'm talking about the broken garden chairs, flowerpots, growbags, paint tins, boken toys etc that are all focussed in certain spots along thes roads at the backs of gardens PaulD
  • Score: 8

10:34am Fri 7 Mar 14

Davey Gravey says...

DLP OldTown wrote:
Davey Gravey wrote:
Always Grumpy wrote:
I suspect fly tipping will only get worse around the town with Swindon Council's dreadful performance regarding household waste collection.
I agree completely. An existing problem is going to get a whole lot worse now.
I saw the council guys out delivering the new green bins. Only one delivered along by where I live, meaning all the others will be finding other ways of getting rid if green waste.
Mine will be going to landfill from the roll out date
Didn't know you could get one delivered, our leaflet said you have to collect them if you want an extra bin and it appears they are out of stock every time I try to get one.
Dunno about refuse bins but they were definitely out delivering green bins. They were putting the wheels on etc as they delivered them.
[quote][p][bold]DLP OldTown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Always Grumpy[/bold] wrote: I suspect fly tipping will only get worse around the town with Swindon Council's dreadful performance regarding household waste collection.[/p][/quote]I agree completely. An existing problem is going to get a whole lot worse now. I saw the council guys out delivering the new green bins. Only one delivered along by where I live, meaning all the others will be finding other ways of getting rid if green waste. Mine will be going to landfill from the roll out date[/p][/quote]Didn't know you could get one delivered, our leaflet said you have to collect them if you want an extra bin and it appears they are out of stock every time I try to get one.[/p][/quote]Dunno about refuse bins but they were definitely out delivering green bins. They were putting the wheels on etc as they delivered them. Davey Gravey
  • Score: 0

11:37am Fri 7 Mar 14

DESPERATEDAN says...

Well done Leigh.I reported Fly tipping at the back of my house.The next day I had to remove Eggs from the front of my house thrown by the culprits.This shows the Brain power of these idiots.
Well done Leigh.I reported Fly tipping at the back of my house.The next day I had to remove Eggs from the front of my house thrown by the culprits.This shows the Brain power of these idiots. DESPERATEDAN
  • Score: 11

11:55am Fri 7 Mar 14

Wildwestener says...

PaulD wrote:
Wildwestener wrote:
PaulD wrote: I have complained to the council several times about the flytipping that takes place along Roughmoor Way and Tewkesbury Wa by the residents who live adjacent to them simply slinging their waste over their garden fence. It's pretty obvious what is happening and is very evident in the winter when the trees that line the road are bare. The council as ever does nothing. It simply sends the message to these scumbags that it is OK to do this. The council have also recently cut back hedgerows and brambles around Hillmead exposing thousands of items of litter, yet they have left this litter there for all to see and to blow about in the wind. Cretins.
I drive down Roughmoor Way and Tewkesbury Way every day and my take is that most of the rubbish is litter that has blown into the hedge, not that it has been thrown over the fences by residents. That said, it would be nice if our Council Tax went to keeping this area nice instead of all being spent on areas deemed to have more "social issues"
I'm talking about the broken garden chairs, flowerpots, growbags, paint tins, boken toys etc that are all focussed in certain spots along thes roads at the backs of gardens
Fair enough, I haven't seen them, I was more talking about the usual rubbish thrown about in the wind. I'm usually driving so paying main attention to road but if what you say is right that's very poor whoever is dumping it there.
[quote][p][bold]PaulD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wildwestener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PaulD[/bold] wrote: I have complained to the council several times about the flytipping that takes place along Roughmoor Way and Tewkesbury Wa by the residents who live adjacent to them simply slinging their waste over their garden fence. It's pretty obvious what is happening and is very evident in the winter when the trees that line the road are bare. The council as ever does nothing. It simply sends the message to these scumbags that it is OK to do this. The council have also recently cut back hedgerows and brambles around Hillmead exposing thousands of items of litter, yet they have left this litter there for all to see and to blow about in the wind. Cretins.[/p][/quote]I drive down Roughmoor Way and Tewkesbury Way every day and my take is that most of the rubbish is litter that has blown into the hedge, not that it has been thrown over the fences by residents. That said, it would be nice if our Council Tax went to keeping this area nice instead of all being spent on areas deemed to have more "social issues"[/p][/quote]I'm talking about the broken garden chairs, flowerpots, growbags, paint tins, boken toys etc that are all focussed in certain spots along thes roads at the backs of gardens[/p][/quote]Fair enough, I haven't seen them, I was more talking about the usual rubbish thrown about in the wind. I'm usually driving so paying main attention to road but if what you say is right that's very poor whoever is dumping it there. Wildwestener
  • Score: 5

12:07pm Fri 7 Mar 14

LordCharles says...

Someone dumped a settee and two easy chairs near us. Before I rang the council I cut open the bottoms of the settee and chairs and found £35.86 in notes and change in a purse which must have dropped down the back. There was also an expensive pair of glasses, a paperback book, a TV remote control and a toothbrush. Bizarrely there was also booklet about St Anthony, patron saint of lost items. Contact me through these pages if you want these items back. But then of course we will know who the fly tipper was.
Someone dumped a settee and two easy chairs near us. Before I rang the council I cut open the bottoms of the settee and chairs and found £35.86 in notes and change in a purse which must have dropped down the back. There was also an expensive pair of glasses, a paperback book, a TV remote control and a toothbrush. Bizarrely there was also booklet about St Anthony, patron saint of lost items. Contact me through these pages if you want these items back. But then of course we will know who the fly tipper was. LordCharles
  • Score: 14

12:36pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Itssomewheretowork says...

Well done Leigh.
I note Leigh would like to see the culprits named and shamed, which is a great suggestion. Perhaps Leigh or the Adver who have tried to contact the Flytipper could start the ball rolling by telling us. We know it is Albion Street, please share with us the name and the number and their estimate as to how many black sacks that they estimate we could all fly tip in their front garden!
Well done Leigh. I note Leigh would like to see the culprits named and shamed, which is a great suggestion. Perhaps Leigh or the Adver who have tried to contact the Flytipper could start the ball rolling by telling us. We know it is Albion Street, please share with us the name and the number and their estimate as to how many black sacks that they estimate we could all fly tip in their front garden! Itssomewheretowork
  • Score: 9

12:58pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Wiltshirereader says...

Very commendable Leigh, I take my hat off to you!!!

Future fly tippers - BE WARNED!!! A totally selfish act to just dump your rubbish. If you bother to take it to a beauty spot, why not just drive to the local Tip and dispose of it properly? Defies belief!!!
Very commendable Leigh, I take my hat off to you!!! Future fly tippers - BE WARNED!!! A totally selfish act to just dump your rubbish. If you bother to take it to a beauty spot, why not just drive to the local Tip and dispose of it properly? Defies belief!!! Wiltshirereader
  • Score: 9

1:10pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Hmmmf says...

umpcah wrote:
I don't condone flytipping but can understand transportless folk dumping an old mattress or other unwanted bulky items on nearby wasteland.

Are they also phoneless and unable to call any number of waste disposal services, including the council's own Bulky Waste Collection service? No, they're simply Rsoles who don't want to pay to have their waste properly disposed of.
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: I don't condone flytipping but can understand transportless folk dumping an old mattress or other unwanted bulky items on nearby wasteland.[/quote] Are they also phoneless and unable to call any number of waste disposal services, including the council's own Bulky Waste Collection service? No, they're simply Rsoles who don't want to pay to have their waste properly disposed of. Hmmmf
  • Score: 8

1:35pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Wherever says...

Town centre in Dryden street is getting worse every day, called the council a few times but after 2 days they dump more rubbish.
Town centre in Dryden street is getting worse every day, called the council a few times but after 2 days they dump more rubbish. Wherever
  • Score: 1

1:41pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Badgersgetabadname says...

There are a number of way to have household waste removed safely and not impact other people in the area there is NEVER an excuse to littler.
Maybe CCTV on in roads and over fly tipping hot spots make the use of a vehicle to fly tip an offence and prosecute that way.

Someone mentioned how in years gone by a dustcart would collect rubbish left out but the nature of what is in rubbish has changed so much, not sure I would want to put my hands into unknown rubbish. The mind set of these people is if it gets cleared for them once they will repeat.

Urban wastelands will also breed vermin.
Dont see why they can`t be named unless of course they are being prosecuted in which case its legally protected.
Fair play Leigh lets hope more people are proactive like you about this.
There are a number of way to have household waste removed safely and not impact other people in the area there is NEVER an excuse to littler. Maybe CCTV on in roads and over fly tipping hot spots make the use of a vehicle to fly tip an offence and prosecute that way. Someone mentioned how in years gone by a dustcart would collect rubbish left out but the nature of what is in rubbish has changed so much, not sure I would want to put my hands into unknown rubbish. The mind set of these people is if it gets cleared for them once they will repeat. Urban wastelands will also breed vermin. Dont see why they can`t be named unless of course they are being prosecuted in which case its legally protected. Fair play Leigh lets hope more people are proactive like you about this. Badgersgetabadname
  • Score: 0

1:46pm Fri 7 Mar 14

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

Davey Gravey wrote:
Always Grumpy wrote:
I suspect fly tipping will only get worse around the town with Swindon Council's dreadful performance regarding household waste collection.
I agree completely. An existing problem is going to get a whole lot worse now.
I saw the council guys out delivering the new green bins. Only one delivered along by where I live, meaning all the others will be finding other ways of getting rid if green waste.
Mine will be going to landfill from the roll out date
Except it won't actually go to landfill. 95% of the stuff destined for landfill goes through the new system to produce fuel.

I'll be chucking my green waste in with household waste wheelie bins and staying guilt free as it goes to be recycled and I don't have to pay for the privilege.
[quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Always Grumpy[/bold] wrote: I suspect fly tipping will only get worse around the town with Swindon Council's dreadful performance regarding household waste collection.[/p][/quote]I agree completely. An existing problem is going to get a whole lot worse now. I saw the council guys out delivering the new green bins. Only one delivered along by where I live, meaning all the others will be finding other ways of getting rid if green waste. Mine will be going to landfill from the roll out date[/p][/quote]Except it won't actually go to landfill. 95% of the stuff destined for landfill goes through the new system to produce fuel. I'll be chucking my green waste in with household waste wheelie bins and staying guilt free as it goes to be recycled and I don't have to pay for the privilege. LordAshOfTheBrake
  • Score: 5

1:57pm Fri 7 Mar 14

mrwoo says...

I chuck all my rubbish over my neighbors fence. Not my problem anymore!
I chuck all my rubbish over my neighbors fence. Not my problem anymore! mrwoo
  • Score: 0

2:35pm Fri 7 Mar 14

mrwoo says...

LordCharles wrote:
Someone dumped a settee and two easy chairs near us. Before I rang the council I cut open the bottoms of the settee and chairs and found £35.86 in notes and change in a purse which must have dropped down the back. There was also an expensive pair of glasses, a paperback book, a TV remote control and a toothbrush. Bizarrely there was also booklet about St Anthony, patron saint of lost items. Contact me through these pages if you want these items back. But then of course we will know who the fly tipper was.
Can I have my stuff back please?
[quote][p][bold]LordCharles[/bold] wrote: Someone dumped a settee and two easy chairs near us. Before I rang the council I cut open the bottoms of the settee and chairs and found £35.86 in notes and change in a purse which must have dropped down the back. There was also an expensive pair of glasses, a paperback book, a TV remote control and a toothbrush. Bizarrely there was also booklet about St Anthony, patron saint of lost items. Contact me through these pages if you want these items back. But then of course we will know who the fly tipper was.[/p][/quote]Can I have my stuff back please? mrwoo
  • Score: 1

3:02pm Fri 7 Mar 14

mcd says...

I must always remember to put in a piece of paper with some other random address on it in my rubbish when i dump it ;-))

BTW
Good work Leigh.
I must always remember to put in a piece of paper with some other random address on it in my rubbish when i dump it ;-)) BTW Good work Leigh. mcd
  • Score: 2

3:43pm Fri 7 Mar 14

umpcah says...

Hmmmf wrote:
umpcah wrote:
I don't condone flytipping but can understand transportless folk dumping an old mattress or other unwanted bulky items on nearby wasteland.

Are they also phoneless and unable to call any number of waste disposal services, including the council's own Bulky Waste Collection service? No, they're simply Rsoles who don't want to pay to have their waste properly disposed of.
NO to the first question and YES to the second !
[quote][p][bold]Hmmmf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: I don't condone flytipping but can understand transportless folk dumping an old mattress or other unwanted bulky items on nearby wasteland.[/quote] Are they also phoneless and unable to call any number of waste disposal services, including the council's own Bulky Waste Collection service? No, they're simply Rsoles who don't want to pay to have their waste properly disposed of.[/p][/quote]NO to the first question and YES to the second ! umpcah
  • Score: 0

6:42pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Swindonian1990 says...

This is brilliant. Well done Leigh!
This is brilliant. Well done Leigh! Swindonian1990
  • Score: 1

6:53pm Fri 7 Mar 14

PJC says...

We use the webcam of the recycling centre on the council website, and chuck it all in the car and go when it's not busy.
We use the webcam of the recycling centre on the council website, and chuck it all in the car and go when it's not busy. PJC
  • Score: 0

6:55pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Another view says...

Good On You, Leigh!
Good On You, Leigh! Another view
  • Score: 0

10:56pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Shnookums says...

With £40 to take away untraceable green waste fly tipping is going to get worse
With £40 to take away untraceable green waste fly tipping is going to get worse Shnookums
  • Score: 4

12:22pm Sat 8 Mar 14

fuzzey says...

Absolutely agree with you shnookums .
Absolutely agree with you shnookums . fuzzey
  • Score: 3

4:25pm Sat 8 Mar 14

The Jockster says...

umpcah wrote:
I don't condone flytipping but can understand transportless folk dumping an old mattress or other unwanted bulky items on nearby wasteland. However lots of flytipped rubbish could`ve been disposed of via routine household refuse collections ! I do think that The Council know where the flytipping hotspots are and could make arrangements for say fortnightly clearances when a " dustcart " is due to be in the relative area. Years ago if a " dustcart " passed say an old cartyre it would stop to take it away in the interest of health and safety ! Not any more I`m afraid ! A definite YES to prosecution when flytippers can be identified .
SBC used to offer a service to householders whereby a phone call to the council would allow for up to bulky items to be collected FOC, granted there was a wait but better that than dumping anywhere.

Given the cost to SBC for clearing up fly-tipped items I cant believe the previous service worked out any more expensive.

Our illustrious leaders have already made a huge c0ck up with the new garden waste bin scheme and its surely time for a huge re-think about how domestic waste in all its forms is disposed of.
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: I don't condone flytipping but can understand transportless folk dumping an old mattress or other unwanted bulky items on nearby wasteland. However lots of flytipped rubbish could`ve been disposed of via routine household refuse collections ! I do think that The Council know where the flytipping hotspots are and could make arrangements for say fortnightly clearances when a " dustcart " is due to be in the relative area. Years ago if a " dustcart " passed say an old cartyre it would stop to take it away in the interest of health and safety ! Not any more I`m afraid ! A definite YES to prosecution when flytippers can be identified .[/p][/quote]SBC used to offer a service to householders whereby a phone call to the council would allow for up to bulky items to be collected FOC, granted there was a wait but better that than dumping anywhere. Given the cost to SBC for clearing up fly-tipped items I cant believe the previous service worked out any more expensive. Our illustrious leaders have already made a huge c0ck up with the new garden waste bin scheme and its surely time for a huge re-think about how domestic waste in all its forms is disposed of. The Jockster
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