Stannington ward suffers from the curse of fly-tipping
The rural country lanes and paths that can be found all over the Stannington Ward are very popular with local residents for walks and getting out and about. Unfortunately they are now also very popular for fly-tipping as well. Despite assurances from the Council, fly-tipping has increased locally. In one case blocking a farm gate and stopping a farmer accessing his field to tend his cows.
Cllr. David Baker says: "There is no excuse as local recycling centres are now fully open."
We would like to thank local people for helping us to keep track of cases and also for reporting incidents themselves. It's good to know local people really care about their area.
Local Lib Dem activist, Richard Williams added: "It is all too easy for people to sneek around the country lanes, especially at night, dumping their rubbish. It not alway because they want to avoid the re-cycling centre charges, it's just because they can't be bothered. Local residents need to be careful. If you pay someone to take away your rubbish and it is dumped, then you are likely to be liable for it".
To report a fly-tipping incident you can call the Sheffield City Council on 0114 273 4567 or on-line at https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/form/roads-pavements/report-fly-tipping